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Let Them Eat Bugs!

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 Voth
Kathy Vothhttps://onpasture.com
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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