While bug-based dishes are considered luxuries in a few nations, in my neighborhood, bugs wind up on the base of your shoe and not on your supper plate.
While bugs may not be your go-to decision of protein, things being what they are joining more bugs into your eating routine can help spare the planet. Researchers in the U.K. have discovered that devouring bugs as an option type of protein may very well help decrease unsafe ozone depleting substance emanations.
Analysts from the University of Edinburgh have found that by essentially supplanting half of the world’s meat supply with crickets and mealworms, we could eliminate the aggregate land of farmland by about a third.
By reducing the land used by livestock, we can in turn reduce greenhouse gases that are typically associated with livestock farming.
According to Dr. Peter Alexander, “A mix of small changes in consumer behavior, such as replacing beef with chicken, reducing food waste, and potentially introducing insects more commonly into diets, would help achieve land savings and a more sustainable food system.”
The research was recently published in the Global Food Security Journal, and it outlines why this plan really could work.
Further research is underway to determine how this can actually be implemented in nations where bug consumption doesn’t really happen very often.
Would you be willing to incorporate crickets and worms into your daily diet if it meant helping Mother Earth? Let us know your thoughts on an insect-rich diet and be sure to share this new discovery with someone who will bug out at the thought of it.