The Washington Post advised low-income families on Sunday that instead of eating a traditional Christmas dinner, they should save their money and eat bugs instead.
In an article headlined Salted ants. Ground crickets. Why you should try edible insects, the Post declared that “Consumers can already find foods like salted ants on Amazon and cricket powder protein bars in Swiss grocery stores.”
Summit.news reports: Yummmmm, ants.
The piece quoted a six year old girl in Pennsylvania who was supposedly given a rousing ovation by onlookers for eating fried worms.
The piece states “It’s not that bad!” she exclaimed. “It kind of tastes like kettle corn!”
There’s the usual crap about crickets having more protein than beef and everyone in third world countries already eating them, so why are you any better… etc
“Watching others enjoy insects may also help break down barriers,” the piece states under a sub headline “Creating a new norm.”
It further states “before insects can become common fare, more diners must be convinced that six-legged critters are, in fact, food. Through tasting experiments, surveys and educational demos, researchers, entrepreneurs and educators are delving into consumers’ psychology and finding that resistance to insect-eating can be strong.”
You don’t say.
We’re not eating fucking bugs.
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