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    August 6, 2018

    Would you consider replacing your favourite meat dish with insects, either for the taste, or for the health benefits? A U.S. researcher studying their effect on health advocates insects as a potentially nutritious and tasty snack.

    Valerie Stull, a recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and herself an insect eater, is the co-founder of the startup and research collaboration MIGHTi, the Mission to Improve Global Health Through Insects. Having tried – and enjoyed -- insects on vacation at age 12, she is aiming to promote them as a more mainstream food in the United States.

    Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/adding-crickets-to-diet-good-for-the-gut-study-finds-1.4042198

    (Ora's comment: they taste best breaded and fried, but more healthy raw or steamed like Maine clams)
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    As the article points out, insects are consumed widely all over the world. My younger daughter spent two years in Thailand in the Peace Corps and relates many many stories of capturing large creepy-crawlies and incorporating them into the day's meals. The Chinese also eat a wide variety of fried or toasted critters. Marjory Wildcraft is another advocate of eating prepared bugs.
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    Sorry to "bug anyone out" but just think how shellfish like lobster, clams etc were the bottom of the barrel before they became gourmet

    Shrimp, anyone?
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    Maine's shrimp fishery has been closed for at least three years to allow for recovery. I won't eat shrimp from any other location; Gulf waters are still contaminated from the Deepwater Horizon, and I know what South Asian shrimp are fed.
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    Islander, surely Canadian shrimp from just across the bay are equally safe and tasty are they available commercially, or even on the internets, or did the Canadians also shut down? Talk about letting the market set the price... Though shipping cost is surely prohibitive, maybe I can get a friend to transport or resort to frozen, love those baby shrimpies
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    I've never seen Canadian shrimp at local markets.
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