More Bugs for Food and Female Shopping

The Lempert Report
February 03, 2016

This Week In Food News!

Here’s what’s happening this week in Food News. Even more discussion on eating insects as the price of protein continues to rise  If you can stomach the whole mealworm-eating part, it's a lot easier than raising chickens.  We’ve seen cricket powder being added to many ingredient listings, but for those who prefer their bugs fresh, here’s a new innovation to growing your own, at home or at work.  This Desktop Edible Insect Hive Grows Your Daily Protein. This attractive device is actually a breeding farm for meal worms. Grow them, sauté them then sprinkle on some spices and you will definitely be the talk of your friends.

Depending on where in the country you live, you might have seen the signs at dry cleaners for years that posts price list that shows different pricing to clean similar clothing for men and women, and you’ve wondered, especially if you are a woman, if that was fair. That’s only the beginning. In a study titled “From Cradle to Cane: The Cost of Being a Female Consumer,” New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs tracked price discrepancies in otherwise identical products that were marketed to male and female consumers.  After analyzing the prices of almost 800 products across 35 categories, researchers found that the so-called “pink tax” proves that women pay more for almost ever product over the course of their lives.