Have you heard of ‘Entomophagy‘.
Entomophagy is the human consumption of insects and arachnids as food. This includes insect eggs, larvae, pupae, and mature adults.
Before you say disgusting, read these facts :
Two billion people worldwide eat insects
There are more than 1,900 edible insect species on Earth
Insects are packed with protein, fiber, good fats, and vital minerals
According to Anthropologist Julie Lesnik the ingestion of insects could promote brain growth
Yellow jacket wasp larvae are popular in Japan, Cicadas are treasured in Malawi, and Weaver ants are devoured in Thailand.
Why there is a need to eat INSECTS
The world population is steadily growing, with each year, adding up another 70 million people. If growth continues this way, by 2050 the population would reach a whopping 9 billion. Feeding all these hungry mouths is going to be a debilitating task and agriculture, livestock and ocean products would not be able to meet the needs. So next option available is to include INSECTS into diet. U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has been urging all nations to encourage Insect diet to tide over food shortage.
Truth is ….You have been eating Insects, though unknowingly
It is estimated that we eat, on average, 140,000 ‘bug bits’ every year