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02/27/2015 - A Few Days to Catch up on

Let’s see, on the 26th we basically had a repeat of the 25th. So, for those of you keeping score at home, I believe that is four meals off the two pounds pot roast and will be five off the chicken and rice (there’s still some leftover chicken). 276 more words

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Why do grasshoppers hop?

Q: Why do grasshoppers hop?

A: Because it is too hot in the frying pan.

HAHAHAHAHA.  Get it? 743 more words

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以蟲入饌救地球

新一年祝願各讀者身體健康、地球永續!

延續上次談到吃昆蟲的流行,其實,除了飲食業需要製造話題外,更有指吃昆蟲是有效解決未來糧食不足的問題。聯合國糧農組織的報告指出,多吃昆蟲有助提升營養攝取,及減輕地球污染。養殖食用昆蟲的成本遠低於飼養牛隻及其他食用動物,再者昆蟲本身到處都有,繁殖速度又快,牠們含有豐富的蛋白質、脂肪以及多種維生素,所以養殖效益相當高。
就以蟋蟀為例,牛肉可以提供的蛋白質,如果用蟋蟀來取代,所花的飼養成本,大概只有牛肉的十二分之一。昆蟲養殖所產生的溫室氣體,也遠低於禽畜飼養,絕對是肉食者的環保替代品。更重要的是,吃昆蟲並不一定要原隻食用,昆蟲可被打成粉末,製成高蛋白質的麵粉替代品,用來製作麵包或早餐穀類食品等。當粟米都可以無處不在的時候,廉價的昆蟲被普遍應用於加工食品的一天,指日可待。
早前美國太空總署投資「3D食物打印機」,並提出把昆蟲、草及水藻脫水處理後磨成「食材粉末」,當「食材粉末」放進「打印機」後,便可以按個人喜好,「打印」出不同的「食物」,保質期可以長達30年。當未來將有120億人口時,「3D食物打印機」可能是有助解決糧食短缺問題的方案之一。
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