Thursday, 21 July 2016

Weekly Update (July 20, 2016; Wk 12) - Insects in our diets!

Usually we're busy protecting our crops from the insects but, in the not-so-distant future, growers will produce crops of insects for food!  Kellogg's, General Mills, Google - just a few names showing interest in Entomo Foods and the North American Edible Insect Coalition but read more in this article

The authors write, "two billion people worldwide currently eat insects regularly" and there are many "environmental and health benefits" to insects because they "are the most sustainable form of protein on the planet".  The article notes the need for us to incorporate insects in our diets, if we are to sustain the ~9 billion people who will be on the planet by 2050.