[Sca-cooks] Silk Worms as Food?

Nick Sasso grizly at mindspring.com
Thu Sep 11 11:35:53 PDT 2008

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> of the cơm trưa said that silkworms die after they finish making silk, so

Uh, no. They make a cocoon so they can metamorphose. They don't let
them metamorphose completely because the metamorphosed insects have to
cut the cocoon to get out, so they're killed before that, because you
want a cocoon that is one, continuous, uncut filament.

So you're not really eating their dead carcasses anymore than you're
eating a cow's dead carcass... And they'll be killed anyway for the
silkmaking process, so why not eat them too? > > > > > > > 

All in favor of economy of death . . . eat them if we kill them is fine.

I always thought that I WAS eating part of the cow dead carcass when I bit into that Prime Rib steak.  I think I missed part of the conversation.?.?  Not live . . . part of the cow . . . must have issed it.

pacem et bovine,
niccolo difrancesco

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