A world of words
A recent UN report has offered a possible answer to that question: eating more insects.
The authors state that eating more insects could help fight world hunger boosting nutrition and reducing polution at the same time.
The authors point out that insects are nutritious, with high protein, fat and mineral content, and “particularly important as a food supplement for undernourished children”. However, they admit that in many Western countries there is a “consumer disgust”.
“Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint,” according to the report.
It suggests that the food industry could help in “raising the status of insects” by including them in new recipes and adding them to restaurant menus.
(Source: BBC News)