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Old 05-31-2014, 06:40 PM
 
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How cool!!! Yes, I would definite sample everything. Bugs are loaded with omega-3 by the way, quite the same way as are shrimp, lobster, and other arthropods from the sea. It's also why chickens that eat bugs have more omega-3 and so do their eggs.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I ate roasted ants in Colombia, bring on a gourmet roasted insect in DC.. nothing surprises me anymore.

I only refuse to eat raw slimy food and things that are still living.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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I think I have swallowed a few insects while riding my bike but I wouldn't purposely eat them!
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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I've had a scorpion lollipop.

The worm lollipops made with tequila are much better.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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@The OP: If it was genuinely free and safe, then why not?
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:18 AM
 
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I would. I've tried fried silk worms In Asia already. 95% is getting over the psychological stuff. The fried silk worms were good and tasted pretty much like French fries. Insects are very high in protein and much better for the environment when there are 6 billion and more growing every year people to feed. Of course most people don't care at all about that stuff but they should just try to have an open mind and take a bite.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:30 AM
 
Location: PA
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Eh, why not?

I used to say that I drew the line at insects as far as what I was willing to eat. I watch Bizarre Foods, and in the cities that Andrew Zimmern visited, people clamored for things such as the silk worms and tarantulas. Zimmern doesn't seem to be the type of guy that would BS about the foods he tries either, because he'll let you know if something tastes foul. Who knows how many bug parts and rodent hairs/droppings we've inadvertently eaten anyway, because the amount falls within what's acceptable by the FDA. Google "food defect action levels". It's enlightening.
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:31 AM
 
Location: somewhere between Lk. Michigan & Lk. Huron
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NO thanks. no more than I could stomach the idea of eating free slug for lunch.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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A housemate of mine from India use to catch moths and eat them (no cooking). He said this was commonly done in India and that they tasted good.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I can see a day when the following statement might actually make sense.

"Waiter, there aren't any flies in my soup!"
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