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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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Originally Posted by Lucky View Post

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.
"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."

Basically they grow faster, and need less food. What's not to like?

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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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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