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September 05, 2006


T. Carter

Bugburger ... definitely, but I'm a vegetarian so I'm pretty adverse to eating mammals ...

Law Monkey

Rat Burger.

The link below shows rats being prepared to look like chicken. I googled the images, but the original e-mail described the torch in pic #2 as being used to burn off the hair. At first blush te pictures may seem gross, but are no different than any other meat preparation involving deboning.



Hmmmm.... Well, what kind of insects are we talking about?

Jerry Stephens

How about an even more interesting question: how did Hollywood B Movie monsters actually work. Check out this one: http://fathom.lib.uchicago.edu/2/21701757/


Rat, definitely. Sure, they're covered with disease-carrying filth, but I'm not eating the fur (presumably), and whatever germs the rats carry will be killed during the cooking process. And while rats do like to hang out in such unsanitary places as sewers and landfills, has anyone seen a hog lot or a cattle yard or a turkey barn? Blech.

John Neff

To avoid starvation people will eat almost anything. People do eat insects and rats but I don't recall ever seeing them listed in a menu.

During the siege of Leningrad (Now St. Petersburg) in WW II the horse, dog, cat and rat populations were nearly wiped out.

At the moment I am not that hungry and I will pass.


Actually, now that I've had time to think about it, I would prefer the rat. The fur would provide much needed roughage.

Ronald X. Groeber, Ball State Univ

Insect burger, more protein, and I like crunchy food.

Nick, Iowa City

For a general semanticist's take on "The Yin Dilemma," see Nicholas Johnson, "Professor Yin Says 'No' to Bug Burgers," September 16, 2006, available online at http://fromdc2iowa.blogspot.com/2006/09/professor-yin-says-no-to-bug-burgers.html


Salutations de Genève !

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