Why TV programs don’t always do edible insects justice

If the concept of eating insects is completely new to you, and you’ve just found this post by browsing through the weird and wonderful world wide web, then you may well have one burning question; why on earth would anyone want to eat insects?!

Celebrities act like it’s a bad thing

Well let’s start with the game show “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!”. In this TV program, the celebrities have to complete challenges in order to receive their food for the week. This show mostly goes out to the UK, where eating edible insects is still a new concept. So when the celebrities are asked to eat insects as part of a “challenge” the viewers are led to believe that it’s a difficult or unpleasant thing to do. And of course the celebrities act up and play along! (more…)