START A PETITION34,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
Group Discussions
Insects and bugs are on the menu, hungry?
2 years ago
Is it time to revisit the Paleo Diet and go beyond, with a diet of insects and arthropods?

Insects to eat at a market stand in Thailand.There are a many cultures where the consumption of bugs is commonplace. Bugs are eaten in 80% of the world's nations. The practice of humans eating bugs for food is called Entomophagy.

 

In a world pushing a population of 8 billion, and expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 according to the United Nations (UN), food resources are becoming stretched.

 

About 1,400 to 2,000 species of bugs are eaten in more than 100 countries. Insects and other creepers are highly nutritious, readily available, and have a very efficient reproductive capacity. A growing number of experts claim that people will soon have no choice but to consume insects!

 

To learn more about insects and bugs as a food source, see Hungry? Bugs Are on the Menu

This thread is archived. To reply to it you must re-activate it.
 

New to Care2? Start Here.

site feedback

ONSITE FEEDBACK FORM

Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!