You know, sometimes it’s a lot of fun to just play with words. I happen to enjoy puns and I have never really put too much thought into the kinds of puns that could come from the topic of edible insects…well, not until now. So let’s see where I end up going with this.
1 – Bee In Your Bonnet
Hmmm, that was kind of an obvious choice, I think. Considering bees are one of many insects consumed as an alternative protein source. You could say that they have created quite a buzz!
2 – Nothing But Crickets
Call it a chirp shot, if you must, but since crickets score at the higher end of the protein scale, they are typically one of the better known options. That doesn’t bug me at all.
3 – Don’t Be A Pest
Edible insects in your diet translate to much more than a fly in your soup. In fact, you’d probably be better off with a fly soup. Either way, you’d be eating something good for you.
4 – Worm Your Way Into It
Yup, there are all kinds of creepy crawly things that fall under the category of insect protein. You just have to know where to look in order to find the right sources.
5 – Ants In Your Pants
Actually, these little critters are better for you on a plate and in many cases, if they have been dipped in chocolate, they tend to be a lot tastier. So we’ve heard.
You Get The Idea, Don’t You?
While it may be fun to joke around about edible insects, the reality is that this is a very serious topic. In fact, there are enough insects in the world that can be eaten that the planet’s hunger problem could easily be solved. Plus, with so many cultures already dining on bugs, it shouldn’t be a big stretch to see how this could be a beneficial project to work on in the future.
But for now, I’ll enjoy my cricket flour in protein bars and in pasta. Did I mention that you can snack on insects in other forms just in case you just can’t bring yourself to chomp on a deep-fried or roasted insect? Yes, there are many ways in which insects can be added to your diet and with such things as insect flour and pasta it removes the ick factor for many of us.
My name is George Elliott. I have been in the Media Industry since 1978. I spent 23 years in Broadcasting and worked in a total of six different radio stations located in southern British Columbia Canada during my career. In 2000 I switched gears and moved into the Print Media Industry at a small town, local weekly newspaper. In 2004 I bought the paper and operated it with my wife, Brenda until July 2016 when we closed it. I launched a freelance web content and article writing business from my home in January 2014.