Hard To Swallow

I know birds do it, frogs do it, but I know I’d never able to eat a bug. The European Commission, hopes to change those squeamish views, and is putting some massive money where their mouth is.

The EC is offering a $4.32 million dollar prize to whoever creates a buzz around bugs by making them a popular food choice. The group says cattle and other large animals will be hard-to-find protein sources for people in a few years. The EC also says insect meat is healthier than pork or beef because it’s higher in calcium, and lower in fat.

In some cultures, insects have long been a staple on the menu. However, I think turning grasshoppers into a tasty snack will be hard for many to swallow, no matter how much chocolate you dip the bug in. Would it fly with you?

September 7, 2011 · Posted by in misc  


One Response to “Hard To Swallow”

  1. miltownkid on September 7th, 2011 10:14 am

    I think that’s a GREAT idea! If someone’s does the cooking, I’ll do the eating! :D