Folks. It’s true. Humans are capable of going full insect diet. This news is no surprise to many people in other parts of the world. Public Relations Major at Auburn University decided to try this diet:
“They actually don’t taste bad! I’m just trying to find different ways to make them taste good.”
To do that, he’s eating what he normally would, replacing meat with bugs…and perhaps adding a little more seasoning.
“For breakfast I had an omelete with avocado and mealworms. And then for lunch, I’m going to have crickets and rice. And then for dinner, I’m going to have waxworm tacos.”
Camren hopes that by cooking and eating insects here in his residence hall, he’ll be able to change the perception of insects from creepy crawlers into savory snacks.
“It’s very healthy. It’s sustainable. The real reaason that not many people eat them in America is because we just think that they’re bad for us or we think that they’re gross so what I’m trying to do is overcome that barrier, that mental block in my head that says bugs are gross and I’m above eating insects. “
So how did cooked crickets for lunch taste?
“It does taste good, it’s like shrimp. It’s not that foreign of a taste, it tastes like mushroom…”