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    I wonder how many insects were on the menus at Davos?

    EU Gives Green Light for Two Insect Species to Be used for Human Consumption

    The European Union has given the green light for an additional two insect species to be used for human consumption.


    The Acheta domesticus, better known as the house cricket, has been approved for human consumption within the European Union, according to documents.

    This comes as further approval for the sale and consumption of the larval form of Alphitobius diaperionus, or mealworm, will be given the green light for human consumption in the form of powder, frozen, paste, and dried.

    The news comes amid the latest push by the European Union to normalize eating bugs, with many organizations pushing insects as a food item to help fight climate change.

    According to a press release from the EU, it says while it is “up to consumers to decide whether they want to eat insects or not,” the bug-based food can serve as an “alternate source of protein,” with the bloc emphasizing that bugs are already eaten in other parts of the world.

    https://www.dailyfetched.com/great-r...consumption-2/
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    Waiting for chocolate covered ants.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by seer View Post
      I wonder how many insects were on the menus at Davos?
      Easy answer: Zero.

      And from the article:

      According to a press release from the EU, it says while it is “up to consumers to decide whether they want to eat insects or not...”

      I have a feeling it's not going to be optional for long.
      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
      Than a fool in the eyes of God


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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

        Easy answer: Zero.

        And from the article:

        According to a press release from the EU, it says while it is “up to consumers to decide whether they want to eat insects or not...”

        I have a feeling it's not going to be optional for long.
        Yep...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
          Waiting for chocolate covered ants.
          I had those years ago not bad - taste like chicken!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

            Easy answer: Zero.

            And from the article:

            According to a press release from the EU, it says while it is “up to consumers to decide whether they want to eat insects or not...”

            I have a feeling it's not going to be optional for long.
            It'll start with an increase in the percentage of the amount of insects being allowable in your food. Then with hybrids likely with 10% bugs, 90% meat (kind of like with ethanol and gas). Then the tofu-bug replacement.

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

              Easy answer: Zero.

              And from the article:

              According to a press release from the EU, it says while it is “up to consumers to decide whether they want to eat insects or not...”

              I have a feeling it's not going to be optional for long.
              I'd give it five years, at most, before meat prices due to environmental taxes, which New Zealand is already considering, will force people to "choose" insect food.

              Of course, our resident Kiwi will either remain absent from this thread or be fully supportive.
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              P2)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by seer View Post
                I wonder how many insects were on the menus at Davos?
                Only two of the hundreds consumed in China for thousands of years. I eaten a number of different insects while living in China. Silk moth chrysalis is my favorite, but others are OK.
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                Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post

                  Only two of the hundreds consumed in China for thousands of years. I eaten a number of different insects while living in China. Silk moth chrysalis is my favorite, but others are OK.
                  Well China has always dealt with wide spread starvation, we are not...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by seer View Post

                    Well China has always dealt with wide spread starvation, we are not...
                    Not yet. But America has had it extremely good for a very time. I think our time may be about due.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by seanD View Post

                      Not yet. But America has had it extremely good for a very time. I think our time may be about due.
                      Well if the left has its way...
                      Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by seer View Post

                        Well if the left has its way...
                        It's bigger than that, and also involves geopolitical matters. BRIC countries (as well as the Saudis) have been positioning themselves away from the dollar and petrodollar. In the meantime, our spending has skyrocketed to insane levels (and that's both a right and left thing), with the Fed tightening into a recession. There are a lot of moving parts occurring at once than just politics.

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                        • #13
                          Waiting for the environmentalists to cry about the insect shortage and how we are destroying our planet by making bugs go extinct.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                            Waiting for chocolate covered ants.
                            Maybe a chocolate covered queen bee for Valentine's Day.
                            P1) If , then I win.

                            P2)

                            C) I win.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by shunyadragon View Post

                              Only two of the hundreds consumed in China for thousands of years. I eaten a number of different insects while living in China. Silk moth chrysalis is my favorite, but others are OK.
                              They want us eating crickets.
                              Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                              But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                              Than a fool in the eyes of God


                              From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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