Countertop grasshopper breeding…

I recently came across a fascinating and thought provoking article entitled: The Lepsis is a Terrarium for Growing Edible Bugs at Home!  (The images included below borrowed from the article at InHabitat.com)

There has been a lot of talk recently about eating insects since the United Nations officially endorsed and encouraged using insects as a sustainable food source due to their high fat, protein and mineral content. Indeed, insects are considered a delicacy in many places around the world. It seems only those humans more closely associated with modern western “civilization” find the thought distasteful; modern people prefer lobster and shrimp to crickets and grasshoppers. (On this perplexing subject I will refer readers to an excellent essay by the late David Foster Wallace, which can be read here: Consider the Lobster (2004).

The Lepsis, reportedly developed by Mansour Ourasanah in collaboration with KitchenAid, the all to familiar kitchen paraphernalia brand:

Lepsis comes with four different units–one each for breeding, growing, harvesting and killing your next delicious grasshopper burger. So far, it’s just in the prototype phase…

Below, some promo material :

insect eater lepsis

 

And below, a more technical breakdown of some of the components integrated into the Lepsis.

lepsis

 

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