The recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization's report on harvesting insects to help fight world hunger created a lot of headlines. It also got a lot of people thinking and talking about the topic. Though the thought of eating insects is, for most Americans and Europeans, a tough one to swallow, there's actually a lot to love about bugs.
Six reasons to consider including bugs in the diet.
1. It’s not unusual.
People have been doing it for a long time. 2 billion people estimated to be eating bugs
2. Bugs do a body good.
Low in carbohydrates, high on protein, vitamins and more.
3. By the way, you’ve already eaten insects.
Food dye which replaced red dye #2 contains dried bugs. Not to count the bugs in your drink at the campfire.
4. They are the Ultimate Sustainable Protein.
A sustainable food source. Insects consume few resources and mature quickly.
5. Like variety? Take your pick.
Roughly 1900 edible species.
6. Insects might just save the planet.Insects are an ecofriendly protein source as opposed to livestock which are attributed to emit 18% of worlds GHG