10

If you really want a word for this, I'll make one up for you. Call it entomophagous vegan. Entomophagous is the adjective for eating insects. You can also say plant and insect based diet. But there is no mainstream word for the diet you describe at least in the US or Australia. I symphathise with you as I have a very complicated diet (vegetarian with the ...


9

According to the FAO report, crickets have a live weight feed conversion ratio of 1.7. This means 1kg of live cricket requires 1.7kg of feed. Crickets are approximately 80% edible, giving a feed-to-food ratio of about 2.1. According to the report, "this means that crickets are twice as efficient in converting feed to meat as chicken, at least four times more ...


7

It depends on whether you consider insects animals or not. If you are a vegan/vegetarian and you don't want to eat anything in the biological kingdom Animalia, you can't eat insects. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda (unranked): Ectognatha Class: Insecta (from Wikipedia) Many people have the attitude "if something has to die for me to eat it,...


7

There's a lot to talk about here and I'm sorry for this long answer so, here's a TL;DR: Given what we know about veganism, biology, entomology, philosophy and agriculture, we shouldn't aim at eating insects to save rodents because that's inefficient and kills tremendous numbers of living beings that are very likely to be sentient and to feel pain. Veganism ...


4

Let's break it down. Protein (Winner: plant-based) Since the claim is about a powder product, it's fair to compare against plant-based protein powder. Vega Sport is 70% protein by mass which is higher than the cricket powder. Balance of Omega 6:3 fats (Winner: plant-based) Having a "perfect" 3:1 ratio is not actually ideal. Many other foods we eat have a ...


2

"Flexitarian" can be used as a catch-all to describe any "almost" vegan/vegetarian diet. The only other term I've heard of that comes close is "beegan", to refer to a vegan to eats honey


2

The only honest answers are "it's up to you" and "for what purpose?" In short, you can call yourself whatever you want. If you're designing a survey to track lifestyle by diet, you might consider lumping in insect-eaters with vegetarians if you feel they have more in common there than they do with meat eaters. Call yourself a vegan if you want to draw ...


1

I’d call it vegan (1988) or old-school vegan. The Vegan Society UK considered honey to be vegan at their founding and as recently as 1988. Yes, that’s the same society that has the word vegan registered as an international trademark. They were originally a spin-off from the vegetarian society with the addition of eggs and dairy as concerns. Most of us are ...


1

bee-tlegarian beegans eats honey, you mentioned eating insects, as a fortunate coincidence the word BEEtle includes Bee which is happy convenience. The "garian" suffix already indicates something that comes from agriculture so the word seems ok. Another possible word is bugvorousgarian


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible