Bugsy Bros


Although some of us may regard Entomophagy (the human consumption of insects as food) as a bit weird, it’s a relatively common practice in many parts of the world. In fact, the human race has been eating insects since the human race discovered eating (and, let’s face it, catching crickets and spiders is a lot easier than catching wild deer, or even a wild chickens). Ancient Romans considered insects a great delicacy – as did many younger Romans. And, the Bible positively promotes the consumption of flying insects with long back legs that hop (Lev 11:21)! However, when our ancestors started domesticating wild animals and raising them for food, eating insects – in the Western world at least – gradually lost its appeal. In recent years, with the growth of interest in so-called superfoods, people have re-discovered many local fruits and vegetables (acai, kale, chia, purple carrot and quinoa) and have realised just how beneficial they are. The same goes for insects.