“Let’s say a major food company starts to use grasshopper abdomens, which they euphemistically call ‘melanoplus core,’ as a key ingredient in cookies. Would the law come to require a warning? The scenario is not so far fetched. As the most recent New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly both observe, bugs are a very cheap and efficient source of nutrients. And they are growing in culinary popularity.” Center for Internet and Society Director Ryan Calo, blogging about the possibility that a potential subjective response to a food ingredient could be sufficient to trigger a duty to warn about its presence.
Concurring Opinions, September 23, 2011.