In the future, we’re going to be eating bugs. I think that’s the real message of schmeat and the Eat-a-Bug cookbook.
Oh, and that thing, up there. It’s called the Farm 432, and it promises to turn 1 gram of black fly
maggotslarvae into 2.4 kilograms of high-protein, low-fat black fly maggots每432小时产卵一次。那是5磅多。两周多一点的肉类蛋白质，这既可怕又让人安心，你知道吗?
For those of you not paying attention, we’re growing people faster than we’re growing their food supply. If things don’t change, it’ll be bad. So, we have a few hard choices to make, and one of those choices is going to be where we get our protein from. I, for one, plan on vegetarians (it just seems easier). Those of you who don’t think of your neighbors as potential deli-meat, however, may have to cut back on the McBurgers and start looking at cuter, cuddlier animals. Or, you know,
Here’s a handy-dandy chart for you to relate to …
… see how inefficient that cow is? I mean, it’s one thing if you’re feeding it grass and hay and stuff that humans can’t/won’t eat, butthe corn, soy, what, and oats that go into most cattle feedscan be better spent on humans, as far as I’m concerned.
回到农场，432昆虫收割机。Its makers have this to say …
By 2050 meat production will have to increase by 50%. Considering that we already use one third of croplands for the production of animal feed, we will have to look for alternative food sources and alternative ways of growing it.
Farm 432 enables people to turn against the dysfunctional system of current meat production by growing their own protein source at home. After 432 hours, 1 gram of black soldier fly eggs turn into 2.4 kilogram of larvae protein, larvae that self-harvest and fall clean and ready to eat into a harvest bucket.
Black soldier fly adults don´t eat, the larvae can be fed on bio waste, therefore the production almost costs no water or CO2. Black soldier fly larvae are one of the most efficient protein converters in insects, containing up to 42% of protein, a lot of calcium and amino acids.
… and they’re quick to follow-up their maggot-eating talk with another helpful infographic comparing the nutritional benefits of choosing maggots (sorry, “larvae”) over beef.
你觉得呢?这足以让你尝试一下吗?你觉得你祖母的意面酱里加蛆会更好吗?仅仅是对人们做这些事情是值得的吗?Let us know what it would take for you to put one of these things inyourkitchen in the comments.