80 percent of the world’s cultures eat bugs and as a result their environmental impact is significantly reduced, according to a United Nations report.
David George Gordon, aka the Bug Chef, predicts that bugs will become a larger part of the global diet as food resources diminish and eating protein like steak will become a luxury.
It is probably worth noting that Gordon is primarily an author and not a restaurateur.
At this point, he is selling ideas, not food. But his points about food production are worth considering, even if his solution induces a gag reflex.
Gordon spoke with Seattle public radio station KPLU about how a bug diet can save humanity.
It takes a lot of food to get a cow to your plate. You need 25 pounds of feed to produce one pound of beef, notes KPLU.
Cow farts and poo are responsible for roughly half of the U.S. agricultural greenhouse gasses, according to the EPA.
Brush up on your bug recipes including the above pictured deep-fried tarantula spider here.
Today’s Question: Do you have a beef with eating cows?