shutterstock_44069140Not that hungry, eh?? Good, You’ve eaten already! :)

The starving and malnourished and famished aren’t too picky, you know. (They cannot afford to be.)

“A 200-page report, released at a news conference at the U.N. agency’s Rome headquarters, says 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diets with insects, which are high in protein and minerals, and have environmental benefits.”

“Insects are “extremely efficient” in converting feed into edible meat, the agency said.  On average, they can convert 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of feed into 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of insect mass. In comparison, cattle require 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of feed to produce a kilo of meat.”

Most insects are likely to produce fewer environmentally harmful greenhouse gases, and also feed on human and food waste, compost and animal slurry, with the products being used for agricultural feed, the agency said.”

“Insect farming is “one of the many ways to address food and feed security,” the food agency said.

“Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly,” the agency said, adding they leave a “low environmental footprint.” They provide high-quality protein and nutrients when compared with meat and fish and are “particularly important as a food supplement for undernourished children,” it said. {Tough enough getting kids to eat veggies, not sure IF kids in the States would go for some ants?…unless chocolate covered, eh?:)}

“Insects can also be rich in copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and zinc, and are a source of fiber. ~UN says: why not eat more insects? by Frances D’Emilio {Interesting question for contemplation, eh?}

THANK YOU for sharing Your food!:)

Hunger is multi-form…tummy rumbling, mind worrying, heart aching…physical/spiritual, mental/emotional. SADLY, many are susceptible to mental health issues because they don’t have enough physical food to subsist. :(

SADLY, MULTI-FAKE-LEADERS provide MULTI-FAKE-FOOD…:(

and the masses here in the States and World-wide SUFFER mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically cause of it!:(

Seriously, IF YOU cannot trust/look to today’s so-called leaders/rulers to provide enough food for everyone…WHY?? look to them to solve other (complicated) problems (i.e. world peace)?!…{1 way i pursue peace is by remaining politically neutral. i’m NOT backing these fake-lieing-greedy-for-food-money-power-leaders that look well-fed-dressed in their finery, but starve and strip people of their dignity at home and/or kill them off abroad in fighting their power struggles/battles!:( }

Have you ever knowingly eaten a bug?! Have you ever been that hungry?! i haven’t…NOT knocking those who do…just my mental attitude is…escorting/saving any bug(s) that i may find in my home outta my home to a better ecosystem outdoors…and with the bug population/prolific environment here in tropical Florida any who may choose to consume, would never go hungry here.
Food Insecurity and Very Low Food Security: From Hunger in America on-line:
  • In 2011, 50.1 Million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.5 Million Adults and 16.7 Million Children.
  • In 2011, 8.8 % of Seniors living alone (1Million) households were food insecure.
  • Food insecurity exists in EVERY COUNTY IN THE UNITED STATES…ranging from a low 5%-Steele County, ND to a high 37% Holmes County, MS

7 States exhibited statistically significant higher household food insecurity rates than the U.S. National Average 2009-2011 according to Hunger in America on-line:

  • Mississippi 19.2%
  • Texas 18.5%
  • Arkansas 19.2%
  • Alabama 17.4%
  • Georgia 17.4%
  • Florida 16.2%
  • North Carolina 17.1%

It’s laughable on some level/utterly ridiculous…that modern-day, high-tech rulers/leaders misuse resources i.e. money/technology for military/killing purposes rather than for feeding people and healing the mentally and physically ill.

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Check out what’s been said about an ancient leader-teacher/historical figure who fed his followers:

“It would require much exotic calculation,” Time magazine reported, “to deny that the single most powerful figure—not merely in these two millenniums but in all human history—has been Jesus of Nazareth.” It added: “A serious argument can be made that no one else’s life has proved remotely as powerful and enduring as that of Jesus.”

According to some historical, eye-witness accounts: the peace-teaching-sage of Nazareth, Jesus, “miraculously fed more than 5,000 people, and at another time he fed moreshutterstock_110154671 than 4,000, each time with only a few loaves of bread and several fish.”

{Come on, IF a humble, homeless, preacher of peace IS able to feed thousands via outdoor picnic …one would think today’s rich rulers could manage feeding millions…but they don’t! Guess, they can’t perform miracles, eh?!}

What IF you were a guest at somebody’s home, would You consume a caterpillar (i.e. “makongo”) if offered/provided??

While traveling, hubby and i have accepted the hospitality of others and acquired/eaten/tasted..”food” as defined by our hosts. Eating and growing adventurous fun! :) What is the “weirdest” thing you have consumed?! {For me, probably, frog legs and freshly caught eel and sea urchin: pink/orange meat…is all i will admit to here and hope that doesn’t offend: SORRY! The eel i did like: white, sweet meat.} 

Recently read this interesting-cultural article: “Edible Insects” PLEASE, check it out or chew on this? :)

 A variety of insects are eaten in the Central African Republic. During the rainy season, termites called bobo swarm around termite mounds or, in urban areas, around electric lights. After an evening storm, children run to collect them by the basketful–often, tossing them in their mouth with shrieks of delight! Termites are eaten sun dried, roasted with salt, and spiced with hot pepper, or they may be boiled in stews or dumplings.

Kindagozo refers to green grasshoppers that arrive in the area in the dry season. Central Africans roast grasshoppers or simmer them in water after the insects’ legs and wings have been removed.

SAFE and GOOD for People: Although not all insects are edible, many are safe when harvested from areas free of pesticides and fertilizers and prepared properly. Of course, as a precaution, they should be avoided by those allergic to the insects’ marine counterparts, shellfish, which are also arthropods. In contrast, most shellfish, which scavenge for decaying matter, most edible insects eat only clean leaves and consume plants that humans might otherwise be unable to digest.

Caterpillars have an amazing amount of nutrition concentrated in a deceptively small package. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, dried caterpillars contain more than double the protein of beef. Food experts are rediscovering insects as a source of nourishment in developing lands.

Depending on the species of caterpillar eaten, just 3.5 ounces (100g) can provide a large part of the daily requirements of such important minerals as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, as well as many vitamins. Additionally, flour made from ground caterpillars can be mixed into pulp to supplement the diet of undernourished children.

Using insects for food is environmentally friendly. Doing so requires little water and produces few greenhouse gas emissions. Added to that, collecting insects for food is a natural means of pest control.

You Can ChangeMay be we should, personally, reconsider our food choices and attitudes: what we view as food and what we consider environmentally-friendly-food? May be, we should reconsider who we view as real leaders?

(Real Leaders = Those who “actually” CARE for us and FEED us well!)

THANK YOU for consuming in moderation! THANK YOU for sharing Your food…helping others be physically and mentally well!:)

PEACE and MAY YOU BE WELL-FED! :)

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What Am I Suppose To Do?! | Partners in Wellness (August 16, 2013)






    Last reviewed: 15 May 2013

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Winifred, J. (2013). Hungry Anyone?. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 30, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/wellness/2013/05/hungry-anyone/

 

 

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