SUMMER THOUGHTS/D/E/I


 SOMMERGEDANKEN/PENSIERI D’ ESTATE

AUCH ZU INSEKTEN/ALSO ABOUTS INSECTS/ANCHE SU INSETTI

“Wenn du keinen Menschen töten kannst-gut; kannst du kein Vieh, keine Vögel töten-noch besser, keine Fische und Insekten-noch besser. Bemüh dich, soweit wie möglich zu kommen. Grüble nicht, was möglich ist und was nicht. Tu, was du mit deinen Kràften zustande bringst. Darauf kommt alles an.” LEO TOLSTOI
"Se non riesci ad uccidere un uomo, bene- se non riesci ad uccidere una mucca oppure uccelli, meglio ancora. Se non riesci ad uccidere pesci o insetti, molto bene. Cerchi di fare il tuo meglio. Non meditare troppo su quanto è possibilie. Fai quello che può fare con le proprie forze. "If you cannot kill a man- well; if you cannot kill cattle or birds, all the better,neither fish nor insects, very good.Try to do as best as you can. Don't brood over about what is possible and what is not. Do what you can achieve with your own strength. „Wenn Du keinen Menschen töten kannst - gut; kannst Du kein Vieh und keine Vögel töten - noch besser; keine Fische und Insekten - noch besser. Bemüh Dich, soweit wie möglich zu kommen. Grüble nicht, was möglich ist und was nicht. Tu, was Du mit Deinen Kräften zustande bringst. Darauf kommt alles an.“ ―Leo Tolstoi

“Se non riesci ad uccidere un uomo, bene- se non riesci ad uccidere una mucca oppure uccelli, meglio ancora. Se non riesci ad uccidere pesci o insetti, molto bene. Cerca di fare il tuo meglio. Non meditare troppo su quanto è possibilie. Fai quello che può fare con le proprie forze.Tutto dipende da questo!
“If you cannot kill a man- well; if you cannot kill cattle or birds, all the better,neither fish nor insects, very good.Try to do as best as you can. Don’t brood over about what is possible and what is not. Do what you can achieve with your own strength.” It all depends on this!
„Wenn Du keinen Menschen töten kannst – gut; kannst Du kein Vieh und keine Vögel töten – noch besser; keine Fische und Insekten – noch besser. Bemüh Dich, soweit wie möglich zu kommen. Grüble nicht, was möglich ist und was nicht. Tu, was Du mit Deinen Kräften zustande bringst. Darauf kommt alles an.“
―Leo Tolstoi

Übrigens, bei uns in der Schweiz sollen Insekten bald als Esswaren verkauft werden dürfen, aber die jeweiligen Tiere müssen jedoch klar erkannt werden. Die Insekten dürfen also am Stück verkauft und aufgetischt, nicht aber in verarbeiteter Form anderen Lebensmittel beigemischt werden. Anscheinend sollen die Konsumenten kein so grosses Interesse an ganzen Grillen oder Fliegen haben! In den USA kann man anscheinend schon Grillenmehl kaufen.Was meint ihr zu dieser Köstlichkeit?

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By the way, it will soon be possible to buy insects as food in Switzerland but the respective animals have to be well recognized. Insects can be sold and offered in one piece only and are not allowed to be sold in processed form. It seems, however, that clients are not very fond of whole crickets or flies. Do you know that in the USA it’s already possible to buy cricket flour? What do you think of this deliciousness?

Tra poco sarà possibile di vendere insetti come cibo in Svizzera, ma gli animali devono essere riconoscibili come tali. Questo vuole dire che gli insetti devono essere interi quando vengono offerti. Non è per contro permesso che gli stessi sono aggiunti a prodotti alimentari in forma processata. Sembra che i consumatori non abbiano un grande interesse in grilli oppure mosche intere. Non sapevate che negli Stati Uniti viene già venduta la farina di grillo. Che ne pensate di queste nuove bontà?

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  1. Cricket flour?…. I had no idea of that…. we are clearly changing our way to feed ourselves… Who knows what’s next?… o_O All my best wishes, dear Martina! Aquileana 😀

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  2. I don’t want to judge how other people eat, but insects – especially flies and cockroaches and spiders and worms – are revolting to me. I might consider ants in powder form, though. For some reason, that doesn’t disgust me so much. As a non-meat eater (I eat only fish) I hope this trend is a way to make our protein come from a less cruel process.

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    • Oh Julie, you really mentioned the most disgusting ones -cockroaches and flies- but I wouldn’t mind to eat crockets! I think, however, insects would contain less antibiotics and other chemicals given to animals on purpose to grow faster. I know that you love monkfish and so do I! Enjoy
      your next meal, dear Julie:)

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  3. Well, as hunter gatherers, we humans are omnivores, and on those days we would eat whatever wouldn’t kill you first!
    Even if I have being a vegetarian most of my life, not for health, merely for compassion, and aesthetics, (a bloody piece of meat it’s gross, at least to me) and I am with Tolstoy on the issue, crickets, and locust are eaten in many parts of the world, a lot of people would be amazed to know they are arthropods, and most people eat crabs, and lobsters, and consider them a delicacy. 🙂

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    • I agree with your opinion, Mr. Brogida, and also with that of Leo Tolstoy when he said that we should do our best with the capabilities we have! Thank you very much for having read my old post.:) Enjoy yourself.

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