seems that a report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation
sees advantages in us consuming insects. I'm sure all of us have
inadvertantly done so a few times in our lives but I hardly think
that we looked back on the event as a gastronomic experience. A
tired cyclist could easily boost his, or her, protein consumption
at each yawn. Take note all vegetarian cyclists and always wear
could do very well out of this by harvesting the endless supply
of midges during the summer months. Slabs of high protein midge
cakes could very well be the 'must have' element in every hiker's
rucksack. The Scottish
equivalent of Kendal Mint Cake.
The report says
that wasps, beetles and catepillars are underused as food for people
and livestock. Insects have high protein, fat and mineral content
and are extremely efficient at converting food into edible meat.
Crickets need 12 times less feed than cows to produce the same amount
of protein and produce fewer emissions. Ooops, pardon me!
everywhere and reproduce quickly, the report tells us. That is a
blatant case of 'Wham bam, thank you Ma'am' and should serve to
remove any sympathy we have for them, after all, why should they
have all the fun!
In blind tastings
nine out of ten people preferred meatballs made from roughly half
meat and half mealworms to those made entirely of meat so, if a
waiter ever offers you a blindfold before setting your plate in
front of you then just do your best to wriggle out of the situation.
Well, lets face
it perhaps we ought not to be squeamish. It's not good to have pre-conceived
ideas and the weekly shop does not get any cheaper. We can be confident
that the Government will come up with standards that have to be
adhered to, after all we don't want our insectburgers to be contaminated