“It’s not that they’re dirty and disgusting so we don’t eat them; it’s that we don’t eat them, so we think of them as dirty and disgusting.”
Getting over the "ick" factor of eating crickets and other insects may seem like a large hurdle, but the benefits you gain in taste, nutrition, and that whole "saving the world" thing outweighs any preconceptions you have.
I sometimes wish that I never trained to become a scientist, instead retaining my simple childhood notions that a field of wildflowers was a profoundly beautiful application of God's paintbrush. But, science teaches us an overwhelming respect for Mother Nature.
Show this video to anyone who doubts Darwin.
The greenhouse camel cricket (Diestrammena asynamora), which is known for its voracious -- and sometimes cannibalistic -- appetite
Harvey Moon, a new media artist, has found a solution to the complaint: "I'm just not good at drawing." Moon has designed
Talk about cool - and creepy. Now we know that the bug's song had a pure frequency of 6.4 kilohertz and lasted 16 milliseconds
Before you call this video gross, or trendy, or it. David Gracer, an entomophagy (bug eating) expert gives a pretty good case for making wider use of bugs.
So why guard his gal? A gentlemanly cricket fosters a longer relationship, with more mating and more offspring. So chivalry
Crickets taste vaguely like a cross between a shrimp and an almond, and are highly nutritious: when dried, they rival beef pound-for-pound when it comes to protein, and far exceed it in calcium and iron.