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I Ate Bugs – And So Should You: 9 Reasons To Be An Entomophagist

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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12:27PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

If you're cooking, I'm eating!!! I hate my own cooking.

12:13PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

So, I order a sample pack of CRICKET bars - and they were good. You could not even tell you were eating crickets. However, mentally, I did still have a bit of a ick factor that made my tummy queasy, but really, if I did not know there were ground-up insects in my bars I would have thoroughly enjoyed them. So, how to get over that mental hump??

11:18AM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

Dale, *the rest of us to come stampeding over to join you.* Lovely turn of phrase!! LOL!! But this article is NOT thank goodness, for once, trying to convert us all to veganism.
It's about eating bugs and to that I say, *No, I should not!!
As for anyone proselytizing and denigrating other people's food choices ~ you can eat your moral beliefs for supper!

1:21AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Protein is protein is protein.... I suppose?

12:27PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Not appealing to me, but in my former hippie days, I met backwoods survivalists in the Rockies and Sierra Nevadas who had, did and thought nothing about it. I suppose if I had to do so to stay alive, that would be another matter. Till then, I'll take a tasty quesadilla with salsa thanks.

7:13PM PDT on Apr 16, 2014

No, I couldn't deprive you of them. Please, be my guest. Eat up. I'll just have a nice plate of air. Maybe a nice glass of air to go with it. But thanks. Truly.

7:14AM PDT on Apr 12, 2014

Eat bugs...? -Not in a million years!!!

4:23AM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

I'll stick with suggesting "How to Eat Fried Worms" to second graders. Thank you very much.

7:46AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014


6:53PM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

Bugs are animals. I don't eat animals. So no, I "shouldn't" eat bugs.

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