Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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These were from a shoot last week at Insects In The Backyard, a new restaurant in Bangkok featuring insects in a fine dining setting. The full slideshow can be viewed here:
FAO and other international organizations have been advocating the consumption of insects for decades, pointing to their compelling nutritional and environmental benefits. Until recently this has not been sufficient to bring insects onto the plates of mainstream diners. But this is changing. Top level global restaurants such as Noma and Nordic Food Lab have taken the consumption of insects to the highest culinary levels. Recent documentaries, namely Nordic Food Lab’s ‘Bugs’, and Angelina Jolie’s promotion of insects as a sustainable food source have made bugs hip. They are no longer the rural snack your great auntie may have enjoyed. They are now the hero of the dish. And bugs can be beautiful.
These were shot at Nongnooch village in Pattaya for Getty. Sad to see this kind of stuff is still going on here. BBC reports that "Millions of people want selfies riding elephants, or washing them, or patting their trunks. But according to a study carried out by World Animal Protection (WAP) across Asia this is helping to fuel a rise in elephants captured from the wild and kept for entertainment. The number in Thailand has increased by almost a third over the last five years."