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I apologize if this has been posted already, but have you all seen the study that showed that the farming and production of bugs like crickets and roaches would be a more sustainable and earth friendly form of meat production.<br><br>
Here's a link to the study: <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0014445" target="_blank">http://www.plosone.org/article/info%...l.pone.0014445</a>
 

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Not that this is an acceptable or good idea in any way, but it's difficult to believe that farming an animal that eats it's weight in food every day as these insects do could be termed sustainable.
 

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Time for the locavores/"happy meat" fans to own up to their own rhetoric, grab a shovel and head outside. All-natural, free-range, and no cost!
 

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Not that this is an acceptable or good idea in any way, but it's difficult to believe that farming an animal that eats it's weight in food every day as these insects do could be termed sustainable.</div>
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"The ADG (average daily gain) of all insect species in this study was higher than for conventional livestock, while CO2 production expressed as g/kg mass gain was comparable or lower, which indicates higher feed conversion efficiencies for insects."<br><br>
Basically they grow faster, and need less food. What's not to like?<br><br>
That said, I'm not sure if insect 'meat' is as nutritious/digestable as pork/beef/etc. I'm also not sure I find the concept terribly appetizing :S
 

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Sigh. I apologize to anyone that's skeeved out by bugs and is seeing the Google advertisement with the bugs on the broom. Disgusting.<br><br>
These guys did an infographic on the matter, complete with cutesy pictures of bugs: <a href="http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/education/going-green/eating-insects-the-most-eco-friendly-meat.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/...ndly-meat.aspx</a>
 

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A topic like this would be more appropriate for a pescetarian forum (someplace where the group philosophy accepts eating cold-blooded animals like fish, or crustaceans... or insects, I suppose)
 
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