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#1 LenTaubman

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:44 AM

See MSNBC video "Insects are Food".

Could this be an answer to world hunger?

Not the only answer, but an answer?

As Victoria waits for what may be the worst locust infestation in history I can't help wondering.
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#2 alaq

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:21 AM

Insects are haram although locusts are halal.
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:23 AM

<br />See MSNBC video &quot;<a href='http://insectsarefood.com/' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>Insects are Food</a>&quot;.Could this be an answer to world hunger? />Not the only answer, but an answer? />As Victoria waits for what may be the worst locust infestation in history I can't help wondering. />


Len, I haven't watched the video you linked, but I do know in Asian countries (eg Vietnam) that eating insects is common.

Actually, it would seem that many asian cultures have a view that "if it moves, it can be eaten!" (including scorpions, tarantulas, ...)

There is no reason why not from a health point of view. Obviously the "ewww" factor for people used to a western diet would be a significant impediment!
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:59 AM

See MSNBC video "Insects are Food".

Could this be an answer to world hunger?

Not the only answer, but an answer?

As Victoria waits for what may be the worst locust infestation in history I can't help wondering.


the only solution for world hunger is for people to become more charitable and less selfish consumed out by their greed for wealth.
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#5 Abdul Rahman

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:00 AM

We have known for decades now since the failed Green Revolution that food production levels are not the reason for world hunger. More food is being produced now than at any point in history and we'd rather feed it to our cows so we can have hamburgers than give it to the poor.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:27 AM

We have known for decades now since the failed Green Revolution that food production levels are not the reason for world hunger. More food is being produced now than at any point in history and we'd rather feed it to our cows so we can have hamburgers than give it to the poor.


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:07 PM

I thought hamburgers WERE for the poor?
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:36 PM

I'm sorry Hasaan, but in real terms, what passes for a poor person here is someone who historically is living better than most of the Kings that ever lived in many respects.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:51 PM

I'm sorry Hasaan, but in real terms, what passes for a poor person here is someone who historically is living better than most of the Kings that ever lived in many respects.


Wow, big overstatement.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 02:02 PM

I think that was quite deliberate actually!
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 02:33 PM

How many poor people in Australia have ever eaten a swan casserole after having their second wife beheaded or ordered quail's eggs from France just to satisfy the cravings of their pregnant third?

I don't think we have surpassed Henry VIII quite yet.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:51 PM

How many poor people in Australia have ever eaten a swan casserole after having their second wife beheaded or ordered quail's eggs from France just to satisfy the cravings of their pregnant third?

I don't think we have surpassed Henry VIII quite yet.



Well I don't know about you, but that's just a regular Sunday in my household. As we speak, my servants are crafting an elegant confection in the shape of a deer, made from this new chocolate stuff we're getting from the colonies in the New World. That's for Saturday breakfast, of course.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:11 PM

Well I don't know about you, but that's just a regular Sunday in my household. As we speak, my servants are crafting an elegant confection in the shape of a deer, made from this new chocolate stuff we're getting from the colonies in the New World. That's for Saturday breakfast, of course.


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 04:15 PM

LOL you guys kill me
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:04 PM

As we speak, my servants are crafting an elegant confection in the shape of a deer...


You have servants?

When my wife lived in Pakistan she had nine servants.

When she came to Australia she had to make do with only one. :(
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:44 PM

I think that was quite deliberate actually!

You would be fairly accurate in that observation.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:25 PM

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#18 MoldyToast

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:55 PM

You have servants?

When my wife lived in Pakistan she had nine servants.

When she came to Australia she had to make do with only one. :(



I think we're meant to refer to them as "staff" these days, pc and all that, donchakno.
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