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Topics: Food, Insects

Sunday, 8 June 2008

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Any Town USA: This last week has been a disaster as the cost a barrel of oil has hit an all time high, the unemployment rate has gone up, the stock market has tanked and food prices have gone through the overhead. Now a new study postulates that bugs are good for you. Furthermore, the study indicates people in India, Thailand and Vietnam have been eating them for a long time. Hmmm!

Eating bugs, particularly edible bugs, is called Entomophagy. The study claims "you may get only one more chance to get your protein", as cows, lambs and chickens are going to be free ranged or end up on display in a museum. The latter will become reality if People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) achieve their goals.

Ha, Ha, Ha say the emaciated Vegans who don't get enough protein, we told you so! Little do they know that the entire corn crop is eventually going into ethanol production. Also organic farming has consumed four times the amount of land needed for growing vegetables in quantity. Ho, Ho, Ho to you Vegans, as People Against Reckless Exploitation of Vegetables (PAREV) is to march on Washington DC this weekend. This organization wants to do to vegetables what PETA is trying to do with cows and sheep.

Edible bugs are cheap, easy to buy or raise at home, and are indeed a rich source of protein. American mom's with the help of Emeril Lagasse, the Food Channel and the Pillsbury Dough Boy will come up with new and tasteful bug recipes. Kids will either say mom, please make only one portion or pass the ketchup. After a hard day at the office, Dad can truly say "Sorry I had Bugs for Lunch"! Two anticipated benefits are a decline in the number of exterminators and a decrease in childhood obesity rates.

Did I mention People Against Consuming Entomological Organisms (PACEO)?

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