Bugs on your plate! (not the kind that will get you your money back)

Wax Moth tacosWax moth larvae tacos.With demand for all things steak-and-potato rising dramatically in fast-developing nations like China and India, and biofuel production competing for land where we raise the grain necessary to feed livestock, it’s clear that meat as we know it is quickly becoming a precious commodity. Similar to the smart offal trend that has been slowly infiltrating high-end restaurants around the nation, bug eating is most likely to take off among those with adventuresome personalities and a considerable tolerance for unexpected food textures. I haven’t made it over the bug-eating hump just yet, but I hope to get a chance to try a moth larvae taco from this pop-up restaurant we featured on Grist someday soon.