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by 0 · May 05, 2014 3:37 PM

""The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N.,... (more)

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geezerette 0 · May 05, 2014 3:37 PM

We will when we are hungry enough.

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by 126 · September 05, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I've been Paleo for close to a year and a half now and for some reason I've been getting tore up by bugs this summer. Is there something about the Paleo way that makes my tastier?

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LateralFractal 0 · September 05, 2013 at 10:46 PM

A few possible reasons, at least in the case of mosquitoes: You are exercising more. The more carbon-dioxide respiration, the easier for mosquitoes to find you. Protein-intake can also be inferred from carbon-dioxide; which female mosquitoes... (more)

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by 2272 · August 23, 2013 4:13 AM

So just saw this article about growing bugs at home: http://shopping.yahoo.com/news/farm-432---insect-breeding-on-your-kitchen-counter-214732341.html Seems pretty darn cool to me, similar to the guy using crickets for protein bars. Do you see... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · August 23, 2013 4:13 AM

I might give it a try. Smash the stigma!

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by 5 · July 26, 2013 9:58 PM

If you're too squeamish to eat insects, are you truly on a paleo diet?

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glib 0 · July 26, 2013 9:58 PM

Probably no. But then again sauerkrauts, bone broth and food combinations are neolithic. Insects are probably pre-paleo, if you take a European centered view of paleo. They are certainly paleo if you come from South East Asia, Latin America,... (more)

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by 117 · May 16, 2013 8:05 AM

I just stumbled upon this article and read some other sources. I know that insects in the paleo diet are discussed here and I'd like to give it a try. Yet, I've read about the insects can be fed with trash and garbage among other stuff and it... (more)

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askrere 0 · May 16, 2013 3:52 AM

Go to the pet store and breed your own crickets. Can also get a lizard and compete with him to eat them.

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by 15 · March 24, 2013 4:58 PM

I want to try eating some insects. The closest thing I've had was escargot in a can about 2yrs ago. I want to actually find some good insects that are typically made in say Bangkok. Cook them to my dietary needs. But I was wondering if anyone... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 24, 2013 at 12:19 PM

The closest thing I've had was escargot in a can about 2yrs ago. What? Snails are much closer to seafood than insects or related. Clearly, you do need to try them. :-) Sadly, beyond chocolate covered ants, you are not going to find insects... (more)

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by 993 · January 16, 2013 1:08 AM

Have any of you ever tried earthworms? Are the ones you find in your garden safe? I heard that it's best to have them living in applesauce (organic, no sugar added applesauce I presume would be best) for 24 hours before you eat them so they clear... (more)

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PrimalFit_D 0 · January 15, 2013 2:46 PM

Can't say I have a desire to eat or even try to eat earthworms. That is past my comfort zone.

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by 1776 · November 22, 2012 9:11 PM

who is cooking with edible insects? who would like to share tips & sources? i'm in sf/bay area & it's kinda more acceptable here but still super fringey. i'd like to be able to have them as a reliable source food, in the way i rely on... (more)

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by 53 · January 15, 2012 5:45 PM

I have concieved of includiing the followiing food sources in the diet: insects(amongst which worms and nightcrawlers, meal worms), rats and guinea pigs. Any criticisms(constructive of course) or recommendations for weird, easily... (more)

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VB 0 · January 15, 2012 3:35 PM

I have not tried eating insects myself, but always wanted to try them. I have enjoyed snails in France and I absolutely LOVED them!!! I wish I had a snail farm so I could eat them more frequently. I know Yamomami eat grubs (they look like tree... (more)

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by 639 · June 27, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Be honest....how many of you have tried this, thought about trying it, or would be willing to try it?! With rising food costs and looming food shortages, would this be a viable choice for a modern-day Hunter/Gatherer?! ... (more)

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rob_4 0 · February 28, 2011 4:23 PM

Only if they are grassfed.

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by 1397 · June 27, 2013 at 11:03 PM

One food I've never tried before is insects. It seems like in the rest of the world, they are delicacies. I'm just wondering, are there any good places to buy prepared insects around Seattle, or any websites anyone can recommend?

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Anthony_Pierre 0 · February 10, 2012 2:12 PM

land bugs arent a good source of omega 3, unless they are grasshoppers http://ukpmc.ac.uk/abstract/AGR/IND43827641/reload=0;jsessionid=JfTVTzpFUZBIeyzsYjzZ.110 (more)

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by 22684 · September 16, 2010 4:11 AM

The bugs in the backyard have gotten pretty bad and are eating Thor(my weimeraner/choclab) and I apart. Garlic intake isn't helping. What can I do because I hate the idea of chemical pesticides...and these bugs are too small to catch and... (more)

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kilton 0 · September 15, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Lemon Eucalyptus works for me for mosquitos. It's better than deet at least.

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by 6832 · July 13, 2011 5:59 AM

I was told the other day that redheads do not generally get bitten by mosquitos or flies of any kind - and being the positive and proud paleo that I am, immediately thought, "Hmmmm, cavemen didn't get bitten either" (having been sure I read... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · June 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

I eat a very healthy diet and get bitten by every passing blood sucking insect. A friend of mine eats mostly pasta, toast and pizza never gets bitten at all. I have a theory that the insects like the nutrient rich blood to drink :P More seriously... (more)

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by 22684 · July 29, 2011 6:26 PM

Any Entomophagists? Supposedly very good source of protein, decent source of fat and low carb. I'd personally be more concerned with taste and texture but given the right nutritional metabolic advantage, I'd be willing to try it anyone know the... (more)

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FoxJ1 0 · June 04, 2010 2:28 PM

"How Stuff Works" provides a nice intro. to this topic at http://people.howstuffworks.com/entomophagy.htm.

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by 6832 · December 14, 2010 4:53 PM

What is the weirdest animal/insect/reptile/paleo food you have ever tasted? Did you eat it under survival conditions/in a restaurant/prepared it yourself? Would you eat it again or recommend it to others? Do you sometimes lament that the range... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · March 15, 2010 8:49 PM

In late summer I gather grasshoppers (out in the woods, away from pesticides, fertilizers etc), freeze them and make curry hopper! It's sorta gross, and I mostly do it to gross out my friends.