Would you consider eating insects as a source of protein under any circumstances (e.g. they were cheaper than meat / more sustainable)?
Would you consider eating insects as a source of protein under any circumstances (e.g. they were cheaper than traditional farmed meats or more sustainable)?
- JohnnieLv 71 year ago
- PatriciaLv 71 year ago
People do eat insects.
- 1 year ago
No, I just simply can't fathom eating it. It makes me feel sick thinking about it. I know some cultures do it, and maybe if I were brought up on it, it would be fine, but for me...just no.
- ThornLv 71 year ago
Nope. I don't need to.
I ate a vegetarian diet for over 30 years and about 5 years ago switched to vegan.
A few months ago I got a blood test and my protein level is just fine. And no, I don't take protein supplements. And, no doctor has ever told me I 'must eat meat' or even suggested it.
The meat industry fools its customers into thinking they need to eat dead animals to get enough protein
That is a total lie.
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- 1 year ago
I guess if I was in a survival situation then maybe or if I was forced fed them then I wouldn’t have a choice...
- heart o' goldLv 71 year ago
Insects have to much...crunchy fiber.
That being said I did eat a few grasshoppers in sauce at a party once. I didn’t have my glassed on and I thought they were peppers. They were pretty good.
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 71 year ago
I think that's one time I'd want them to be processed food. Preferably into a sandwich patty or made to resemble hamburger. Roasted grubs might be OK, but nothing with spiney legs.
- AntonLv 61 year ago
Currently, insects are far more expensive than prime beef. Crickets are about $50/pound. You cannot raise crickets in an open field, like you can do with chicken, pigs, sheep, cows.
And I imagine insects are not very tasty. I do not eat just to live. I do not care about "protein."
I eat for the flavor. If I cannot enjoy my food, I have no need to live.
- DaisyLv 71 year ago
- MarkLv 71 year ago
Ugh, no. I know some cultures eat them on a regular basis, but I think I'd rather eat just vegetables than to eat bugs and larvae.