How to solve the problem of world hunger? Well, that’s simple. Eat more insects! At least that’s what a new report from the UN is suggesting, arguing that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution worldwide. According to the BBC, the UN says over 2 billion people already supplement their diets with insects, and that wasps, beetles, and other creepy crawlers are currently “underutilized” as food for people and livestock. With high protein, fat, and mineral content, insects are also said to be extremely efficient at converting feed into edible meat. So perhaps filet of grasshopper might be the next tasty offering at the UN’s gourmet cafe.
June 7, 2013 by David Rothbard,
David Rothbard is co-founder and President of CFACT.