Sunday, 2 September 2012

Bugs have benefits - slam poetry

Bugs have benefits
and no I'm not trying to jest with this;
Because I insist, if you look at a list
Of the statistics...

It's all about locusts -
And no, we are no jokers.
But seriously, locusts
Are certainly a more sustainable way forwards.
Compared to that Angus beef in your burgers
They'll leave more grain for the worse off among us.

Locusts are 60% protein, and lean
Like baked beans or chicken.
But in Thailand it's insects that make the kids beam
And the colonel ain't the only cause of good finger lickin'!

They taste nutty, like cashews
And in fact they go pretty well in a patty or a butty.
We cooked some up in Manchester,
Made a Thai Green Curry.
We've got to get that to market in a hurry
According to an enthusiastic man from Bury.

Now, onto the subject of palate -
Let's face it it's just lately that lobster was good enough for a palace.
And believe me, it is no fallacy
That locusts are as good as those shrimps from the sea.

So in conclusion, to dispel the illusion
Insects are tasty not horrible or gruesome.
So once you've removed the heads wings and legs
They look less like bugs but like langouste instead.
And when it comes to making the world well fed,
We could do worse than to eat locusts alongside our rice, corn and bread.


  1. This is great!
    Keep up the good work.

    Warm regards,
    Ger van der Wal (DeliBugs)

  2. Thank you so much!

    When I'm next in the Netherlands I will be sure to come and visit! Which hopefully will be October.