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We’ve blogged about it before. In many places around the world insects are considered a delicacy. That trend has not caught on in America (thank goodness). That’s not to say that no one has jumped on the bug eating bandwagon. In September, over 3,000 people attended BugFest in Raleigh, NC, another 1,300 people attended Hoppy Thanksgiving in New Orleans…all to taste foods that included bugs. Meal worms, crickets, larva are all different insects that are eaten.
Those that support bug foods compare it to eating sushi.
“Those of us engaged in entomophagy are hoping that this will be like sushi. Forty years ago, you would’ve looked at someone like they were crazy if they suggested opening a restaurant serving raw fish, but now it seems you can’t walk a city block without coming across a sushi place.”
To read more about this new phenomenon, visit USA TODAY’s article There’s a bug in my food…on purpose?
So what do you think? Would you add bugs to your diet?