locusts and insects as food

David Carmean carmean at SFU.CA
Thu Nov 16 15:41:01 CST 1995

>...the desert SUFFERING?  No offense to you entomologists
>out there, but eating an insect would seem to me a better
>example of suffering than eating carob.

Well, I am an entomologist, but I still wonder about this primitive Western
prejudice against eating one potentially nutritious taxon.  We (westerners)
pride ourselves on our lack of superstition and bias, our openness to
reasonable ideas, and our ability to be objective.  Our perception that
only freaks and 'primitive' people eat insects is troubling to me.

Apologies to those tired of this thread,
Dave Carmean                     carmean at
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Simon Fraser University          FAX  291-3496
Burnaby, BC  CANADA V5A 1S6

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