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Milk from gut of cockroach: Food of future?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by atanu, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. atanu

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    Cockroach gut produces milk that is 3 times healthier than buffalo milk.

    (IUCr) Structure of a heterogeneous, glycosylated, lipid-bound, in vivo-grown protein crystal at atomic resolution from the viviparous cockroach Diploptera punctata

    "The crystals are like a complete food - they have proteins, fats and sugars. If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids," said one scientist from the team, Sanchari Banerjee.

    The leader of the project Ramaswamy says:

    "It's time-released food if you need food that is calorifically high, that is time released and food that is complete. This is it."
     
  2. siti

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    Are you sure the last word was "it"? Anyway, yuk! I hate cockroaches - they're the only living thing that makes me cringe...I think I'll pass.
     
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  3. Kangaroo Feathers

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    But how does it taste?
     
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    I ate a fried cricket once. Didn't enjoy it much, although I suppose you could get used to it. A lot of scientists think insect derived protein is the answer to future nutrition problems. Gunna need a heck of a lot of marketing to get past the ick factor.
     
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    That's less important than what you call it.

    Here's a marketing scheme. Leave out the gross "roach" part of cockroach. Everyone hates those.
    Just call it "cock milk". Put it on the shelf next to almond milk and soy milk at your local Wal-Mart. Everyone likes cock milk, don't they? Even I would give that a try.

    Hey, @Quagmire. Want some cock milk?
    Tom
     
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  6. siti

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    Oh I dunno - just call it "beetle juice"...?
     
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  7. Stevicus

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    Ah yes, I remember the Cockroach Cluster from the Whizzo Quality Assortment.

     
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  8. We Never Know

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    Can it be worse than drinking camel urine? There is a thread on here about that too.
     
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    Feed it to the astronauts. They'll eat anything.
     
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    I guess once you know where clinical insulin comes from, cockroach milk shouldn't be any more confronting
     
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  11. Quagmire

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    mandatory "cock milk", "log in" comment.
     
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  13. atanu

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    Probably like cockroach.
     
  14. atanu

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    When the compound is synthesised where will be any link to cockroach?
     
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    It is going to take some massive new miniaturization technology to make this a reality:

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    Ok i’ll bite, where does it come from?
     
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    We're getting one step closer to the video game Metroid where Samus gets infused with Chozo DNA. I'm ready for it.
     
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