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Sputnik

Member Since 15 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 19 2013 09:15 PM
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Gluten Free Entomophagy

15 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

Hello, my name is Nick, and I was recently diagnosed with an intolerance to wheat gluten. Ingesting even the slightest bit of wheat gluten makes my stomach inflame, and my gag reflex is on a hair trigger for at least a couple hours thereafter. Changing my diet has actually been surprisingly easy, and I transitioned without missing a beat, really. Except for one issue; when I was diagnosed, I was in the process of phasing out conventional Western animal protein in lieu of insect protein. So, I was eating a lot of crickets, mealworms, waxworms, etc. After contacting my suppliers, I discovered that all of my insects are raised on oats and wheat, so I can no longer eat insects that are raised on such a diet, because unlike eating beef or chicken, when you eat a bug you eat everything, including it's stomach contents and what it was eating. So, I was curious to know if there's anyone on here who is like me, and knows where gluten-free raised insects can be purchased in North America, dead or alive. Short of raising them myself, I'm running out of ideas.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Nick