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Yesterday I watched Snowpiercer and somehow I was a bit curious as to what was in the protein bars they made. It looked like insects.

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Was it explained in the movie? If not, why would any of us have a "correct" answer as opposed to a "speculative" answer? –  Meat Trademark Apr 14 at 8:42
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Because maybe saw it clearly in the movie. I didn't –  JochemQuery Apr 14 at 8:48
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@MeatTrademark It was explained in the movie and the OP simply missed it. While that doesn't need to make it a particualrly good question, it definitely makes it a perfectly on-topic plot-explanation question. And if it happened to be not shown in the movie, then well, it's still a perfectly on-topic plot-explanation question, just with the simple "unfortunately that isn't answered in the movie"-answer. Request immediate reopening. –  Napoleon Wilson Jul 6 at 14:02
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@MeatTrademark Haha, no problem, the close-vote wasn't entirely ungrounded. But I'm glad I could convince you of the opposite. In return I'll try to be more lenient on crappy ID questions. ;-) –  Napoleon Wilson Jul 6 at 15:50
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@MeatTrademark Not sure how to understand that, I admit. But nevermind, I am not real anyway, I am just "a permanent feature of this site". –  Napoleon Wilson Jul 7 at 19:02

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The protein bars in Snowpiercer use insects as their primary ingredient, much to Curtis' Horror.

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Known as Entomophagy, the practice is actually not uncommon, as insects are used in diets around the globe.

There are plenty of Distopian Entomophagic scenario's being actively discussed right now, as many scientists believe people's acceptance of eating insects is a key milestone to global sustainability.

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In fact I don't think entomophagy would actually be a dystopia rather than a utopia, as I tend to agree with those mentioned "many scientists" (even if not being an expert on the topic myself). –  Napoleon Wilson Apr 14 at 9:20
    
Insect diet, huh? I vote non-sustainable extinction. –  Meat Trademark Jul 6 at 15:18
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I'm not sure why Curtis was so horrified by the bugs, considering what he admitted to eating later in the movie! –  Jennifer Jul 15 at 4:34
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So true. It looked like insects to me as well, but the actors' reactions to it seemed more like straight out of Soylent Green. –  Esko Luontola Jul 17 at 2:13

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