It is difficult to imagine, but eating things like Wood Lice, Bee Larva, Silkworm Larva, Cicada Larva, Spiders ... and other such morsels, are a new trend in Tokyo.
The bug chef Soichi Uchiyama hosts a bug eating festival in Tokyo. According to him,
"I think the time of abundant food is coming to an end. There are many issues of food safety as well. I want to throw out a question to people about the future of food, and at the same explore new sources of food like insects.
My favorite quote of his has got to be, "You can treat them like a pet and eat them when they grow big enough". You know, like your dog."
While this is completely disgusting to most of humanity, it turns out that this is a common practice throughout the world. Who knows, maybe Soichi Uchiyama is right, if a global food pandemic strikes, who knows what we will be eating afterwards?