I Can't Believe What I Just Did
Several days ago, a student I feel comfortable with asked about my vegan sandwich for lunch, and I found myself saying that although I am pisco-vegetarian, really, the most ethical and healthful approach would be for me to eat insects for protein. I read about one man who keeps a 20-gallon aquarium in his basement, filled with crickets, which he feeds with scraps and then harvests to eat. How small an environmental footprint is that! Many cultures do eat insects, and they're good for you. I surprised myself with how long I talked about the topic. But, of course, I said, it's too gross, it's insects--
But the idea wouldn't leave my head. The meat is high in omega 3s, but no mercury like tuna or salmon. I'm sure it mostly tastes of whatever you serve it with, anyway. Really, shrimp and insects are more alike than different.
When I thought about writing an LJ entry on the topic, I realized how much better it would be if I could cut down on the soy in my diet also, since soy may increase one's chances of breast cancer, although it may not. And soy is all factory farmed, not yet the case with insects.
Maybe I just wasted around $22 because I'll take one bite and gag at the very idea. OTOH, I have had ants in chocolate, years and years ago. All the articles on or reviews of these bars say they taste wonderful. One is somewhat high in fat and both too high in carbohydrates and sugar for my preference, but each provides one full diabetic exchange of protein, so one plus veggies could be an OK lunch.
My God, Am I really doing this?
Conceivably, in a few months I could have a new contestant characteristic for a second "what is the weirdest thing about me?" poll.