“Cockroach Cake”: Food of the Future, or Forget About It?
by Scott Faith
But hey, it’s gluten-free!*
I’ve been in the Army over 20 years and I’ve lived in a lot of places across the globe. I’ve eaten insects before, whether in training, on a dare, or in the streets of Seoul. And although I know they’re considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, I’ve never eaten a cockroach before. Until… now?
Sounds yummy! Some thoughts:
Good Things About Eating Cockroach Cake:
-it only takes 75 days or so for the roaches to reach maturity
-they make themselves
-easy to breed, feed, and care for
-no one cares about cockroaches, so probably no PETA issues
Bad Things About Eating Cockroach Cake:
-you’re still eating cockroaches
Is this the food of the future?
Posted by Cultura Colectiva + on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
*Actually, it’s not gluten free. It’s 10% cooked cockroach and 90% other stuff.
This first appeared in The Havok Journal February 26, 2019.
Scott Faith is a veteran of a half-dozen combat deployments and has served in several different Special Operations units over the course of his Army career. Scott’s writing focuses largely on veterans’ issues, but he is also a big proponent of Constitutional rights and has a deep interest in politics. He often allows other veterans who request anonymity to publish their work under his byline. Scott welcomes story ideas and feedback on his articles, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.