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Would You Eat Bugs (Entomophagy) To Save The Planet?
 
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# 31 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 16:55
 
 
Id have no problems eating anything i found tasty, or if i was was starving then taste wouldn't be an issue so much. I love trying new foods and something like insects wouldn't bother me in the slightest, in fact Ive always felt id be great at the Bush Tucker Trials on I'm a Celeb.
I think i would have to draw the line at spiders though, not because of any taste issues but because i cant stand the sight of them and no matter how dead and fried they were i could still not bring myself to touch one.

My Girlfriend got to try lots of unusually food on her travels, I'm sure she told me about eating insects before, ill ask her tomorrow.
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# 32 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 17:00
 
 
many years ago... before Brown Thomas was Brown Thomas here in Limerick it was known as Todds... They had chocolate covered ants - i bought them - and was delighted to discover i won't eat anything covered in chocolate
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# 33 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 17:01
 
 
Yeah I tried some insects. Nealy anything would taste alright as long as there's enough soy sauce and chili on it.
I draw the line at cockroaches though!
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# 34 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 17:08
 
 
Someone said :
I draw the line at cockroaches though!

Vommm...I actually just wretched a little there, I hate cockroaches (and earwigs)
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# 35 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 17:16
 
 
I hate them roaches!
I awoke early one morning and there was one on my leg.

I seen people eat the farmed deep fried ones.
UGH just look at the antenna on it.
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# 36 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 17:17
 
 
Someone said :
Yes, that all may be almost true. Yet you're conveniently forgetting the vast majority of the population lives on little or no meat and people can be very healthy living on plant foods alone but try and live on meat and you will be dead in little time. If you ever manage to get passed the mega intestine blockage, that is.

That's questionable most will have problems with their hearts and their general workings, the vege we and they eat is hardly natural, most is breath for sweetness, carrots lettuce fruit are basic sugar pots as you would not eat the wild varieties.

The thing about diet studies they are so varied and contradictory, you can only ask what did we evolve to eat and the answer is cooked meat. Most wild vege is uneditable.

But in saying that the meat we eat is not natural it is to lean, we need animal fats and that's what fills us up, that is what the apitat responds to and tells us we have had enough to eat it doesn't understand vege or sugars or artificial fats and that's the real reason obesity is a growing problem.

Eat fat to get slim and healthy. Not Atkins which was a high protein diet what we want is a high fat diet.
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# 37 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 17:21
 
 
Someone said :
I hate them roaches!
I awoke early one morning and there was one on my leg.

I seen people eat the farmed deep fried ones.
UGH just look at the antenna on it.

SMF!!!
(sweet mother of fuck)

In Oz I was sitting reading one day and i turned to my right hand side, on the wall right at my face was a cockroach with a body the size of an index finger, I'd never seen one so big before. I nearly screamed the place down, I feel dizzy just thinking about it. There is no way I could eat them.
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# 38 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 17:30
 
 
Someone said :
That's questionable most will have problems with their hearts and their general workings, the vege we and they eat is hardly natural, most is breath for sweetness, carrots lettuce fruit are basic sugar pots as you would not eat the wild varieties.

The thing about diet studies they are so varied and contradictory, you can only ask what did we evolve to eat and the answer is cooked meat. Most wild vege is uneditable.

But in saying that the meat we eat is not natural it is to lean, we need animal fats and that's what fills us up, that is what the apitat responds to and tells us we have had enough to eat it doesn't understand vege or sugars or artificial fats and that's the real reason obesity is a growing problem.

Eat fat to get slim and healthy. Not Atkins which was a high protein diet what we want is a high fat diet.

I'm sorry but I'm not going to bother to decipher what you just wrote, none of it makes sense or means anything to me. Proper scientific data is out there if you care too look, beyond the sensationalist headlines like 'chocolate is good for you" and "no wait it's actually bad for you" or " well actually it's good for you"....


Good day sir!

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# 39 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 17:53
 
 
it takes 19,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of meat, heard that on a radio by some scientist going on about water shortage in the coming years. i would say ireland has nothing but grass growing in fields and very little veg, we are eating too much meat!
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# 40 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 18:04
 
 
Agriculture in general is one of the most resource-intensive and environmentally damaging aspects of industrialised living. What this means for us as individuals is that if we are trying to reduce our car use, limit the amount of water we waste, become more 'energy-efficient' and generally lessen our environmental impact, then we should also examine our eating habits.

People are increasingly becoming aware of the direct correlation between what they eat every day and the health of the planet. Environmentally conscious consumers are concerned not only with food miles, over-packaging, pesticide use and GM foods, but also question the environmental sustainability of modern animal husbandry. Farmers used to be seen as 'custodian's of the countryside,' but the overriding image of modern industrial farming is one of destruction and waste.

World meat production has quadrupled in the past 50 years and livestock now outnumber people by more than 3 to 1.2 In other words, the livestock population is expanding at a faster rate than the human population. This trend contributes to all of the environmental problems already outlined.

A report commissioned by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank concluded that factory farming, "acts directly on land, water, air and biodiversity through the emission of animal waste, use of fossil fuels and substitution of animal genetic resources. In addition, it affects the global land base indirectly through its effect on the arable land needed to satisfy its feed concentrate requirements. Ammonia emissions from manure storage and application lead to localized acid rain and ailing forests."

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# 41 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 18:08
 
 
And to think, all there is is crap in sausages.
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# 42 : Saturday 12-6-2010 @ 18:09
 
 
Thank you, that was an interesting read!
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# 43 : Tuesday 15-6-2010 @ 17:13
 
 
I think things will just self-adjust.
And if it means the end of humanity, then biological diversity will take over after us.
There is no way we can destroy the eco-system before it destroys us.
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# 44 : Tuesday 15-6-2010 @ 17:17
 
 
Someone said :
There is no way we can destroy the eco-system before it destroys us.

it's easy to destroy an ecosystem! very easy!
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# 45 : Tuesday 15-6-2010 @ 17:28
 
 
Someone said :
it's easy to destroy an ecosystem! very easy!

"An" ecosystem.
Note "The" ecosystem.
Our ecosystem is the planet, and if we damage it so much that it leads to our demise, it will still not be destroyed enough that life cannot re-develop from it. Thus there will still be an ecosystem left, from which life can spread again.

Life matters. Which life is irrelevant.

So unless we irradiate the planet with our nuclear arsenal, the planet will recover.
Even if we irradiate it, it will recover.

So as long as we do not physically blow it, the planet is fine.
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