Cockroach Milk - the New Super Food of the Future?
Energy-rich cockroach 'milk' from the Pacific Beetle Cockroach may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption. Cockroaches like other insects don’t generate milk, but this breed gives birth to live young and generate milk to feed its young ones.
Studies found that the milk has three times more energy than cow’s milk. It could very well be the superfood of the future. Studies have also shown that consuming bugs like cockroaches gives you more protein than eating red meat.
As one scientist says: "They wouldn't go and kill lots of cockroaches for it. They would isolate the gene for this protein from the cockroach and then express it and grow it up in a yeast system in very large microbiological vats and produce large quantities."
So there's no need for gross-out roach farms either.
If in the future, cow’s milk ran out, then this source could be used exclusively to feed the hungry planet. So get ready for stacked rows in supermarkets. However, not even a super model could make this look tempting. Ever!