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Bugs and insects as food

Nosu3

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Does anyone else eat them?

I would like information on the best to eat and how to (safely) cook/prepare them.

Also, where do you source them from? (I'm in US)
 

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Bugs Are People!
 

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Are these bugs or animals?
Or people?

 

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Originally Posted by Nosu3
You are really dumb, for real.

No argument from me; I am really dumb.

But I know bugs are people.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
Ask the chickens.

I'm not sure about sourcing from nature because of possible contamination with not being sure what their diet history is. Have you tried raising crickets and just keeping them on a plant based diet with carrots, lettuce, etc.?
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
Ask the chickens.

Chickens that eat bugs taste a lot better than chickens that eat grain. I still don't want to eat bugs myself, though.
 

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Originally Posted by Nosu3
I'm not sure about sourcing from nature because of possible contamination with not being sure what their diet history is. Have you tried raising crickets and just keeping them on a plant based diet with carrots, lettuce, etc.?
Why yes, yes I have tried that. Who hasn't?
 

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Originally Posted by why
Are these bugs or animals?

I'd prefer something with different texture than a slug type, more on the crispy side. I once tried a roasted clam and it was just like eating a lard of fat. Also would like insects/bugs high in protein and other nutrients.
 

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Originally Posted by iammatt
Why yes, yes I have tried that. Who hasn't?

Lulz to the max
 

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Originally Posted by Nosu3
I'd prefer something with different texture than a slug type, more on the crispy side. I once tried a roasted clam and it was just like eating a lard of fat. Also would like insects/bugs high in protein and other nutrients.

No troll, just genuinely curious: how does the eating of insects conform with your vegan philosophy? Where do you draw the line on which creatures can be eaten and which cannot? It would seem that the basis for your decision to eat, or not eat, an animal is based on your best guess about its capacity for suffering, as estimated from your best guess about its intelligence.

How do you know that a cricket isn't capable of suffering? Or a clam? Some distant genetic cousins of the terrestrial mollusks, octopi and nautili, have been shown to have intelligence exceeding that of 99% of mammals, including your precious cows (which, in the grand hierarchy of animal intelligence, are remarkably low on the list).
 

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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard
No troll, just genuinely curious: how does the eating of insects conform with your vegan philosophy? Where do you draw the line on which creatures can be eaten and which cannot? It would seem that the basis for your decision to eat, or not eat, an animal is based on your best guess about its capacity for suffering, as estimated from your best guess about its intelligence.

How do you know that a cricket isn't capable of suffering? Or a clam? Some distant genetic cousins of the terrestrial mollusks, octopi and nautili, have been shown to have intelligence exceeding that of 99% of mammals, including your precious cows (which, in the grand hierarchy of animal intelligence, are remarkably low on the list).


Intelligence is a considerable aspect, but self-awareness more importantly.

I'm not a vegan, or else I wouldn't be asking for suggestions on what insects to eat. I suspect that insects/bugs aren't (as) capable of suffering because they are a common prey. Evolutionarily, developmentally, physiologically, it would not make sense for them to experience existence or pain to the magnitude of other animals.

I don't eat clams. That was a one time thing many years ago and an experience I wouldn't want to have again.
 

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Originally Posted by Nosu3
I suspect that insects/bugs aren't (as) capable of suffering because they are a common prey. Evolutionarily, developmentally, physiologically, it would not make sense for them to experience existence or pain to the magnitude of other animals.
Applying this standard, isn't any omnivore found in the wild alright for humans to consume?
 

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Originally Posted by Nosu3
Intelligence is a considerable aspect, but self-awareness more importantly.

I'm not a vegan, or else I wouldn't be asking for suggestions on what insects to eat. I suspect that insects/bugs aren't (as) capable of suffering because they are a common prey. Evolutionarily, developmentally, physiologically, it would not make sense for them to experience existence or pain to the magnitude of other animals.

I don't eat clams. That was a one time thing many years ago and an experience I wouldn't want to have again.


Excellent conflation to include teleology. Don't think I've ever quite seen this combo before. But as we both agree, I'm teh dumb, so pay no attention to my comment.
 

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