Saturday, June 30, 2012

Eating Bugs To Save The World?

"...Much of the conversation about how to solve the coming food crisis caused by soaring population, diminishing resources, and a warming planet focuses rightly on technology, reducing waste, and improving food access and distribution methods. But equal urgency needs to be devoted to simply broadening our appetites. Two food sources that strike many as unpalatable—insects and seaweed—could play a critical role in not only feeding the 2.5 billion extra humans expected by 2050, but doing so in a green, climate-friendly way...Insects are overwhelming viewed as filthy, creepy, dangerous, inedible—and not just to vegans. But this prejudice against eating insects—four-fifths of all known organisms on earth—is slowly starting to change. A growing number of people are beginning to recognize that bugs, such as mealworms, grasshoppers, and crickets, may be the ultimate sustainable protein source...".* Ana Kasparian and Desi Doyen discuss on The Young Turks.

*Read more here from Josh Schonwald in Slate:

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