So there's an article headline from Asia today, Insects: the answer to global malnutrition, basically pointing out crickets are high in protein and can help feed the growing popultaion not only in poorer countries, but in heavily poputlated urban areas as well. We just gotta edcuate, right?
The kicker is in farming these high protien crickets, it's said that spent grain from beer can help feed these little critters, so they can in turn feed us! Quote from the article:
Up to now, the roughly 20 cricket farms operating in Laos have used chicken feed, like thousands of Thai farms, but it is expensive and must be imported. Vegetables or waste left over from the production of the national beer, BeerLao, could be one solution.
It's all coming together as the monks in Belgium have known all this time, beer is food! As Charlie Papazian points out in his book the Complete Joy of Homebrewing,
Yeast produces alcohol. When we consume alcohol it destroys our body's store of the vitamin B complex. The yeast that have made the alcohol that depletes the vitamin B complex replenishes the vitiamin B complex. Think about that. Isn't this part of the magic we're all involved in?
Yes it is Charlie! And now not only can we drink beer yeasts, but we can use spent grain to feed crickets that we can suck down and gain a healthy dose of protien for the day as well. Cheers to that.
Stuffed crickets au Beerlao anyone?