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No way..eww that's gross! 2 33.33%
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:27 PM
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Seems as though entomophagy comes up more often lately.

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bugs have a protein content as much as twice that of beef

https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8248519/...-consumer_news

If ya think about it, if they're ground up & mixed with something else, why not?!
Throw in some spices, maybe add them to a smoothie

Check these recipe pictures out before answering the pole~
https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/men...g-pictures.htm
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Cookie, I've voted in your poll, only to survive. I do understand and respect those in other countries that eat insects on a regular basis for obvious reasons.

I'm a big fan of the Travel Channel on cable TV, and have often cringed watching Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods eat those bugs. But, having said that, I always say that I wouldn't voluntarily eat insects, but would, with no hesitation if needed for survival. An encouragement of necessity makes one look at things from a different aspect for sure. Interesting poll!

PS: I've probably eaten more in my day than I care to think about.
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Several years ago, I read that each person eats about seven spiders in their lifetime. This happens while we are sleeping. That should bring about a few nightmares just thinking of it.
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Cookie, I voted no way. I love andrew zimmern's show but the idea of grubs, (and that really nasty cambodian treat Fried tarantulas). deep fried wasps, chocolate covered ants etc is repulsive. Although the way they grade chocolate is by the number of bug parts in it, the less bug parts the higher the grade.
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There was not one single appetizing thing in those photos, but on the other hand, being greek, I do love grilled octopus.
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Several years ago, I read that each person eats about seven spiders in their lifetime. This happens while we are sleeping. That should bring about a few nightmares just thinking of it.
Eek! The worst thing is when a cockroach crawls in your mouth when you are sleeping. That hasn't happened to me, though, thank goodness.

I answered 'Only to survive' but I wish we didn't have a cultural aversion to eating bugs. They are good for you.

I saw a program once where some scientists went into the jungle to collect a rare beetle, got lost and had to eat the beetles to survive. They said they were delicious, tasted like lobster. We don't have a cultural aversion to lobster or shrimp but aren't they rather buglike?
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The only one I would tolerate would be Escargot - Snails!
I've eaten them in the past & thought them delicious! With garlic butter!
Really good! It was while on a trip to Canada - I did it on a dare. Also raw oysters on the same trip. On the half shell.
With a ketsup hot sauce & horseradish. They were just okay. I prefer my oysters cooked.
I tried both since, tho not recently. I actually preferred the Escargot to the raw oysters.
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