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"Bureaucracies hide their mistakes, because people's careers are tied to those mistakes. Therefore, bureaucracies are a perfect mechanism for perpetuating mistakes."
- Frank Herbert

Home Termite Habitat  
  Edible insects raised fresh in your own kitchen!  

I know things taste better fresh, not packaged. They say hamburger clogs your arteries and hurts the rain forest. We should eat like our Stone Age ancestors, who dug roots, got plenty of exercise, and always stayed a little hungry. So they say. Still, I balked when my wife served me termites.

"Come on, honey, try one. They're delicious."

Gaia had the hive uncrated and warmed up by the time I got home. Putting down my briefcase, I stared at hundreds of the pasty-scaled critters scrabbling under a plastic cover; tending their fat queen, devouring kitchen trimming, making themselves right at home in my home.

From Natulife, by David Brin.
Published by Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1994
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