Improve your diet, better your health, cut carbon emissions and save money by chowing creepy-crawlies.
According to this Reuters article, switching to cuisines like worm quiche and grasshopper spring rolls is the answer to the current food crisis, shrinking land and water resources, and climate-changing carbon emissions.
Professor Arnold van Huis of the Wageningen University in the Netherlands insists that not only do insects have more protein than other meat sources such as cattle per bite, but they also cost less to take care of, consume less water and don't have much of a carbon footprint either.
Van Huis is so convinced of his theory that he’s even planning to publish a cookbook with “appetising” recipes for “mature palates”.
"Children don't have a problem with eating insects, but adults with developed eating habits do, and only tasting and experience can make them change their minds," he said, adding that "the problem is psychological".
Van Huis has gone as far as organising lectures, tastings and classes with a chef who demonstrates a range of recipes using bugs, worms and grasshoppers.
Would you swap your boerie roll for a bug pie if it meant saving the planet? Share your thoughts in the box below.
By: Meagan Karstens