Entomophagy is a very simple concept: it refers to eating insects and
saving the world in doing so. The added benefit of eating insects is that
they are healthy and very palatable. I mainly do it for the flavours and
the memories it brings, as I come from a country where eating chapulines
(grasshoppers) and jumiles (stink bugs), among many others insects, is a
scrumptious millenary tradition. However, I understand the ick-factor
people associate with the consumption of what we generally consider pests.
The goal of this article is to convince those with an aberration for
entomophagy that eating insects goes beyond the flavours; it is a way of
getting involved in a sustainable food culture.