Can Insects Feed a Hungry Planet?
This post was written by Nicole D’Alessandro and originally appeared on EcoWatch.
Earth’s population is ballooning every day, which increasingly presents a host of challenges, from housing to resource depletion to food.
Two billion people around the globe eat insects. Major areas of consumption include Latin America, Southeast Asia and Central Africa. As new ways are examined to feed a rapidly expanding global population, and with a minimal environmental impact, will entomophagy—the consumption of insects as food—be taken seriously in other parts of the world?
Have you ever eaten an insect? Would you?
Photo credit: Thinkstock