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Essential Insect Eating Accoutrements

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Essential Insect Eating Accoutrements
Photo Wataru Kobayashi and Mike Chino for Inhabitat

Eating insects has achieved increasing traction as a solution to our impending world food crisis as a sustainable source of protein, but until now little thought seems to have been given to how to we're going to eat them, quite literally.

Much like tackling a lobster requires crackers and a some nifty work with a seafood fork to remove the sweet flesh from its cavernous claws, we imagine cracking open a cricket or tackling a tiger beetle might take more determination with some equally suitable accoutrements.

Thanks to a forward thinking product design student from London, Wataru Kobayashi, it looks like we might just have the answer – for picnicking anyway. The BUG BUG Kit this is a portable picnic set of insect eating accoutrements, a fun way of eating insects when out and about. 

A nifty roll up bag secretes a number of specialised tools including specially adapted chopsticks and a spork, as well as puppet like metal claws designed to mimic a bird's beak for any insects that are too tricky to handle.

BUG BUG was spotted by Inhabitat at London Design Festival’s Designersblock and is expected to go on sale in Spring 2020.

Photo: Wataru Kobayashi and Mike Chino for Inhabitat

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