New Recipe Book – “Cooking With Kitty”

Here’s an Eeewww!! of a story from the Washington Post, “Chinese man caught with 500 imprisoned cats destined for restaurants“.

New recipe book, “Cooking With Kitty”

In China, it is legal to eat cats and dogs. Even so, ordinary people reacted with alarm this week as news broke of a Chinese man caught with 500 cats, crowded into tiny cages, which he intended to sell to restaurants.

The man had used sparrows and caged birds to lure both stray cats and domestic ones in the city of Jiujiang in southern Jiangsu province, the 163.com and news.ifeng.com websites reported.

The man usually sold the cats for about 30 yuan ($4.40) each, the report said, citing a local policeman.

As I always say, why make up a story when the truth is almost always weirder.

Mom’s ‘Special’ Recipe Cure

When your kid says, “Mom, my throat’s sore.  I can’t possibly go to school,”  and you’re pretty sure the little bastard is just trying to ditch school, whip up a fresh batch of “Mom’s ‘Special’ Recipe Big Pharma Grade” penicillin.  Guaranteed sure cure.

 

Hurricane Irma – “Chicken Run” Evacuation Burritos

After images of  “Chickens wrapped up like burritos during Florida evacuation” went viral, you can be assured that every Roach Coach and Taco Stand in the country is going to have a newspaper wrapped ‘Hurricane Irma Chicken Burrito’ on the menu.

Cricketeria, Too

From FastCompany, “This Giant Automated Cricket Farm Is Designed To Make Bugs A Mainstream Source Of Protein“.  Eeewww!!!

Inside a new building in an industrial neighborhood near the airport in Austin, a robot is feeding millions of crickets, 24 hours a day. The facility–a 25,000-square-foot R&D center that opened this month for the startup Aspire–uses technology that the company plans to soon duplicate in a farm 10 times as large. It’s a scale that the startup thinks is necessary to begin to make cricket food mainstream in the United States.

 

Eating bugs–or at least products made from bugs–has been growing in popularity. For a few years, it’s been possible to buy cricket snacks such as protein bars made with cricket flour or cricket chips (like Chirps) at some grocery stores or online. But for insect food to fulfill its sustainable promise of supplying protein without the massive carbon and land footprint of beef, it will have to be much more widely available, and more affordable. Aspire believes its farms can make that possible.

Here’s the actual ‘Automated Cricket Factory’. And I thought all you needed to do to ‘farm’ crickets was drop some crumbs on the floor and turn off the lights.

Jason Voorhees Is Coming For Breakfast

 

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