Why can't grasshoppers be eaten like shrimps?

Don't they have any meat in their fat tails?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    The Steppe herders who broke into India didn't replace the population like they did in most of the rest of the places they conquered, they installed themselves at the head of their society, and banned the plebs from eating beef because their sacred traditions set themselves apart as the only people allowed to have beef (the cattle raiding myth that underpins the thousands of various "rescuing princesses from the dragon" stories is about rescuing cattle from "others" who must have stolen the cattle because their gods made cattle specifically for them). These are the men who installed themselves as Brahmin and as Kshatriyas, over a thousand years before the penning of Vedas, and that doctrinal change between the Vedic period and the Mahabarata is one that occured due to bottom-up social dilution and loss of tradition due to reform in order to keep the reigns of power.
    In Europe and the rest of non-subcontinent West Asia, these same steppe peoples exterminated almost every other male line as their warrior bands slaughtered the men of neighboring tribes in order to take their women and lands to escape the bonds of primogeniture inheritance, but the Subcontinent was too thickly populated for this to work, which is why they set themselves up as overlords instead.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    The sacredness of beef is at least 6000 years old. It derives from the same traditions that lead to the beef eating taboo in Hindu culture (specifically the people that beef is "for" installed themselves over the people who are now Hindu and forbid the lower class from eating beef).

    But my beef consumption as someone who will have less than three children in my family is not a problem. Maybe stop flying jet planes everywhere?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why is there even a debate about reducing environmental impact by eating bugs and sea bugs vs land bugs? Just farm the sea bugs to reduce said impact, people already eat them so you don’t need to spend any time convincing people to eat ze bugs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not humiliating enough. They want us to stop eating meat entirely and switch to soya beans.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why don’t you just feed the grasshoppers to a chicken and get real meat and eggs

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can totally eat locusts

    I like to think of it as revenge for earing our crops... They don't taste like anything really though

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yum i love grasshopper chitin. Its like eating shrimp shells without any of the shrimp meat. Its so quirky haha revenge xD

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    their 'tails' are full of hemolymph and guts.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why is the shrimp not like that?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know, why does pig have more meat than a bat?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because a shrimps guts are mostly crammed into the “head” section with just a tiny tube of intestine passing through the meaty part and ending on the middle “fan blade” part of the tail. A grasshopper doesn’t use its ass to move, so there’s not much there. Maybe you can breed for meaty grasshopper legs, or soft-bodied bugs that store lots of fat.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        a shrimp has an actual tail thats made of muscle and used for locamotion. A grasshoppers 'tail' is actually it's adomen which is filled with organs and the like, not.
        The reason we eat crustaceans and not bugs is because they get bigger and have large meaty appendages like claws and tails. We, don't really like eating the guts still

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      we must engineer a meaty grasshopper

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Who said you can't eat grasshoppers?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i will not eat ze bugs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Would you rather prefer this bug?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        who eats mantis shrimps

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            That's cheating, Asians eat everything that moves

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Me, they're genuinely delicious. Way better than regular shrimp, has a much more delicate flavour.

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