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Edible Insects a Boon to Thailand's Farmers

Offbeat  (tags: interesting, diet, ecosystems, water, Thailand, food, insects, food )

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Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.


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Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:05 pm
Roasted and salted crickets are high in protein, low in fat, and just crunchy, smoky goodness. Yum!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 4:26 am
No thanks--but they eat anything that has eyes+moves there. They even eat roasted rats-monkeys-dogs--GROSS.

Naoko i (257)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 5:57 am
Natasha, I also have eaten insects both in Africa and in Japan. Yes there are some regions in Japan where people eat some kinds of insects. Not everyday food now, though. As Brian M. wrote above, insects are high in protein and in Africa, could become really important and good source of protein that poor farmers lack.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 10:59 am
noted thanks

Connie O (44)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 7:51 pm
I guess I would rather see them eating insects than some endangered animal. Thanks.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday August 28, 2014, 5:34 am
I can't believe people eat insects.
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