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Available information shows that 2.5 million people globally eat bug which from research has triple the protein you get from potato chips and also half the fat in it. The eating of insects is called Entomophagy and about eighty percent of the nations of the world eat more than 1000 species of insects. Eating of insects is spread across three thousand ethnic groups from around the world and it is estimated that there are 1462 edible insect globally with common ones like crickets, tarantula, locust and termites
Fried locusts, ant soup and other dishes made from insects could be the answer to thecurrent global food crisis.
The scarcity of food and resources is an inevitable threat to human development that can besolved through eating bugs, Paul Vantomme, senior forestry officer of the United NationsFood and Agriculture Organization, told China Daily on Tuesday.
Vantomme is visiting Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan from Tuesday to Friday.
THE HAGUE, Oct 31 — The traditional shopping list of bread, milk, eggs and cheese is set to change in the Netherlands with a major supermarket chain unveiling its first-ever range of insect-based products this week.
The principal of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School announced in a video late September, while wearing an antennae headband, she would eat a bug if the school met its goal to sell 800 raffle tickets.
Eating insects makes a lot of sense. Insects are a uniquely sustainable source of protein: they produce virtually no methane, require little feed, water and space -- and thus, represent a viable solution to feeding a growing global population.
Another alternative is to start eating bugs. Some companies are already offering cricket flour as a cheaper kind of protein. It's easy to produce, and if people get used to sprinkling a little cricket on their pasta, it could make a big difference — assuming we can get over our collective insect issues.
While it’s not every day that you find yourself with the option of sampling of insects with your evening cocktail, it’s certainly possible at the Mandarin Bar at Tokyo’s luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Always curious
QUEEN ANNE—Marx Foods hosts an "Edible Insect Tasting Soiree" tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. with David "the Bug Chef" Gordon. The event is free; according to The Seattle Times the evening will include samples of armor tail scorpions, silkworms, black ants, and earthworm jerky. [Facebook/ST]
Low Crawling Fruit: High Quality, Clean, Sustainable Protein Created From Insects Food reserves are the lowest they've been in 40 years. As the human population grows, it is ever more important to sustain rather than increase our levels of consuming and harvesting materials from the earth and its ecosphere. Animal based nutrients, specifically protein, are critical for health, yet already about 70% of agricultural land, and 30% of the total land on earth, is used to raise livestock. Amid the ever expanding human population and demand on natural resources, the market for protein is exploding.
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