The Western World May Be Starting To Embrace Insects As Food | Tucson Pest Experts

The Western World May Be Starting To Embrace Insects As Food | Tucson Pest Experts

Insects have yet to become a staple of a healthy diet in the United States and Europe. However, it seems as though more and more chefs, as well as restaurant patrons, are beginning to lighten up to the idea of eating bugs.

One restaurant specializes in kabobs, so the chefs are now putting crickets on skewers so that they can be roasted like the rest of the food. Specifically, this restaurant serves roasted tomatoes with crickets on a skewer. The restaurants cofounder, Nikolaas Viaene, raises the crickets himself. According to Viaene, it only takes forty days to raise the crickets from larvae to adults. Viaene’s restaurant is still in business, so people are willing to take a risk out of curiosity. Viaene hopes to see insects replace livestock as a primary source of protein. Although eating bugs at fine dining establishments is catching on, there are many European countries, as well as America, that have not yet approved insects as a safe alternative source of protein. This includes Italy, the US, Denmark and Iceland.

If your local restaurant began serving bugs, would you give it a try in order to know how bugs taste? Or are you a regular bug eater?

 

 

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