Are insects the food of the future?3 min read 27 Mar 2023, 12:15 PM IST
They’re nutritious, require fewer resources, and emit less greenhouse gas than the birds and mammals we eat, according to a UN report, but can humanity overcome its distaste for creepy-crawlies?
Let them eat insects. No, those aren’t the words of a modern-day Marie Antoinette but advice from the Food and Agricultural Organisation, a UN body, in a 2013 report. The report explores entomophagy (entomon is Greek for ‘insect’ and phagein means ‘to eat’) as a way to ensure food security for a human population that is projected to hit 9.7 billion by 2050.
Select your Category