We should all eat bugs. Eating insects can have a positive effect on your life in a variety of ways. There is the personal experience, the global experience and the environmental impact that eating insects can have.
Insects are nutritious and packed with protein that has all of the essential amino acids. They are high in iron, calcium and B12. They are a great source of Omega 3 and are prebiotics – nutrition for probiotics.
Eating Bugs is Good for Us and Good for the Planet!
Add Bugs to Your Meals
Many people are surprised by how good insects taste; and that insects come in such a wide variety of flavors. Crickets are referred to as having a “nutty” flavor while, for example, water scorpions taste like pumpkin seeds, and katydids have a pistachio-like flavor.
It may not surprise you that the hardest insect to eat is… your first one. After that, you’ll find it easier to accept, (sushi was ‘icky’ when new to North America until the California Roll was introduced) and pretty soon you’ll be laughing with your friends that it was once thought ‘Gross’.
Insects offer a whole new culinary experience.
Insects are easy to eat. This is one reason many people like them as snacks.
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Bugs are Healthy for You!
Insects Can Help Reduce Food Security and Poor Nutrition Issues
Insects can be raised just about anywhere. Families can raise insects on table scraps and weeds from their garden. It takes very little feed to produce a pound of crickets. In Asia, where eating insects is common, many people harvest them from the wild. In fact, when locusts descend upon a field of crops, they can be seen as a bounty.
Insects can be raised using less water, land and feed than traditional livestock. They can be raised vertically in urban environments and can be raised on food and farm waste. Adding insects to our diets is a smart and nutritional step forward.
Insects Can Help Fight Global Warming
Protein plays an important part in global nutrition. Meat is a common way for people to get protein and the essential amino acids, but farming large animals is expensive and bad for the environment. Over a third of our arable land is used for agriculture. It takes over a thousand gallons of water to produce a single pound of meat. Insects need a small fraction of land and barely any water for the same amount of nutrition.
North America Needs to Lead the World
If we can make eating insects a ‘thing’ in North America, the rest of the world will follow and the future will be a better place for everyone.