I wish I were kidding! But according to insect-cuisine evangelists, there is nothing tastier than a bug, and guess what, it’s totally vegan! Or at least, these people have no compunction inviting “vegans and vegetarians” to entomophagous dinner parties, where people who describe themselves as “mostly a vegetarian” can try all kinds of nibbles, like waxworms, bamboo worms, Jing Leed crickets, and dung beetles.
More Intelligent Life covered the same entomophagy-evangelist—and I mean that literally—Marc Dennis, and what sounds like a very similar dinner back in October 2009. Author Salma Abdelnour didn’t include any anecdotes about non-omnivores among the guests, nor did she come to any conclusions about the relative “eco-friendliness” of eating insects instead of animal-flesh. For that, I thank her, because guess what, WSJ: vegans and vegetarians who blithely eat insects in front of a reporter—and frankly, anyone who describes herself as a “mostly” anything—isn’t our number-one spokesperson (Not, of course, that we get to pick them).
In this case, I can’t speak for Your Vegansaurus, just myself, and I say: No Eating Insects. Remember, I’m the big baby who gets all cringey about swatting flies and smashing ants. I had to remove a tick from a dog the other day, and after I killed it I had a small crisis of conscience. That utter wimpiness aside, what do you all think about entomophagy? How does it rate compared to honey? Do you think it’ll be the next big thing, or will omnivores stick to baby animals and their organs? Please, tell us what you think!
∞ posted at 09:46 by seriousmeaveness