Shailene Woodley Says Insects Are The Future Of Food

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Benefits of being a world-famous actor have to include the exotic and amazing food you come across while traveling the world, filming and promoting your work. For Insurgent star Shailene Woodley, that experience has clearly enhanced her palette and her appreciation for finer things that the burger and fries set might thumb their noses at. For instance, I’ve never eaten a bug, have you? Shailene Woodley sure has, and in a new video from Nylon magazine, she’s happy to praise the experience.

“I’ve eaten ants and that was great,” the Insurgent star told the mag. “And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.”

Woodley also said that she’s eaten pig’s feet in Spain, and that, “They’re so gelatinous. It felt great for my stomach.” So, maybe she isn’t the best prognosticator of food trends. Besides, if you look around the internet, it seems quite clear that the future of food is all about Frankenstein mash-ups of cheese, meat, and dough-stuffs that are thrown into a fryer and pelted with fistfuls of powdered sugar or drowned in a vat of sweet sweet glaze slop. That, or innovative creations that fill one thing with another thing and then cover them with bacon. It’s the Turduckification of America, and it will not be stopped by beetle bits and sauteed caterpillars, Ms. Woodley.

(Source: Nylon)