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Let Them Eat Bugs!

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Comments Off on Let Them Eat Bugs!

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What if you weren’t around to raise meat for your community?  What would folks eat?  For fans of the popular series “The Walking Dead” (new episodes starting October 13) and those preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, or any other kind of apocalypse, this is actually a topic of conversation.

Darya Rose of Summer Tomato figures folks would get their protein from bugs.  After all bugs are very high in protein and for those of you watching your cholesterol, they are also low in fat (until you fry them up that is).

Here's a chart showing the pounds of protein per ton of "meat" whether it's bugs or beef.  It comes to us from the  book "It's Disgusting and We Ate It!" by James Solheim and Eric Brace.

Here’s a chart showing the pounds of protein per ton of “meat” whether it’s bugs or beef. It comes to us from the book “It’s Disgusting and We Ate It!” by James Solheim and Eric Brace.

 

In this video, Darya, and Veronica Belmont, the host of Fact or Fictional, try out a recipe that includes things that survivors of an apocalypse might eat while they figure out how to grow a garden and raise something other than bugs.  It includes lentils, quinoa, root vegetables, crickets and wax moth larvae.

Want to know what bugs taste like?  These ladies try them alone before mixing them in with the rest of the ingredients and give you a good idea of what you can expect.

Here’s a picture of their meal.  Click to visit the Summer Tomato website for the full recipe!

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she’s not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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