Monday, May 18, 2015

138. Fabre's Fabulous Flavors

Limits on biomass and living space make traditional livestock inaccessible to all but the hyperelite. When they do eat meat, most are happy with resource-efficient vat-grown tissue. Genetically-optimized insects can be almost as economical, and for those among whom "real food" still has a certain cachet, entomophagy has come into fashion.

The most popular brand of edible insects is Fabre's Fabulous Flavors, specially designed so that each species has a unique flavor. There are sweet honeybees, sour grubs, spicy hornets, or the famous savory beetles. They are typically sold out of vending machines, mounted as if in a naturalist's collection, or else in cafes as kebabs.

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