Would you eat a maggot meat hot dog?
If you’re asking the opinion of this humble blogger: Never ever ever ever.
But scientists disagree, with some suggesting insect meat could be vital to the survival of the human race. Researchers in Australia are showing off a brand-new “maggot sausage” designed to combat future food scarcity.
It sounds gross, but there’s a decent chance your grandchildren’s grandchildren will enjoy a maggot hot dog at the ballpark.
Here’s what the “maggot sausage” actually looks like, straight out of Australia.
Food scientists in Australia have found a new way to deliver protein to hungry people: maggot sausage.https://t.co/XzcsGDBxLk
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2019
According to researchers interviewed by The Washington Examiner, population increases are bound to lead to a scarcity of cheap protein food product, even in the western world.
Dr. Louwrens Hoffman of the University of Queensland says people must “open their minds, and stomachs, to a much broader notion of food.”
But not everyone’s on board with Dr. Hoffman’s bugged-out vision of the future.
I will eat my own tongue before I eat a maggot sausage. https://t.co/tGZQI7Loti
— D. Austin Caverly (@DAcaverly) May 1, 2019
What the hell is a maggot sausage?
No.. Just.. Hell to the no!
— Cg in Exile (@ceeeeggg) May 1, 2019
"Oh but would you eat maggots if you were trapped in the wilderness"
I would. But I will not pay money for MAGGOT SAUSAGE
— Judy Cotter is not likable enough to be president (@UnionSaltBae) May 1, 2019
Maggot Sausage would be a great band name and also a good nickname for the prez.
— NealSchindler (@NealSchindler) May 1, 2019
Maggot sausage is a no go for me fam. I think it might be time for me to transcend beyond now. I 😵
— PorneliusHubert (@Stace4yourface) May 1, 2019
But remarkably, some people aren’t repulsed by the maggot sausage.
Would not be the grossest thing I have eaten… Have tried lots of unprocessed bugs and "exotic" meals in the past so maggots processed into sausage does not sound that bad!
— Charles Potomac of the Last Hometown (@lasthometown) May 1, 2019
There are worse things than maggots in sausage already. Up to and including actual finely-ground maggots.
— roboczar (@roboczar) May 1, 2019
The funny part is.. if any of you have ever been in a meat processing plant and see what goes into your hot dogs, sausage and other processed meat, those damn maggots would look good to you.
— BitsandBytes (@ajax659) May 1, 2019
Regular sausage is pretty gross itself, but maggots seem worse.
I will watch all of y’all eat those maggots — while wolfing down a pure beef hot dog. https://t.co/R5GGgBQwy8
— Joe Burris (@PatienceofJoe) May 1, 2019
Hmmm. still meat though. guess it depends on how you define meat.
— Jess Yardley (@JesseYardley) May 1, 2019
Others are doubting insect-based proteins will catch on.
Kind of a huge mis allocation of investment capital. Like, this isn’t going to be competitive in the market. Even without the huge subsidies for feed making beef and pork cheep, no one’s going to be choosing maggot sausage over a fish sausage or soysage.
— Kelby Reid (@reid_kelby) May 1, 2019
STOP TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE EAT FUCKING BUGS I SWEAR TO GOD. NOBODY FUCKING WANTS TO EAT GODDAMN MAGGOT SAUSAGE. CHRIST. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? https://t.co/JZrOOBoKZB
— Fryer, Walk With Me (@Bacon_Incident) May 1, 2019
Future peoples might munch on maggots, but 2019 folk ain’t having it.