Icky, invasive, slimy; insects are despised by most people and the natural reaction is to smack or step on them in order to mortalise them. However, the United Nations wants you to ‘spice’ them up.
In a book by its Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), bugs are being recommended as a source of nutrition. According to the UN, “insects currently supplement the diets of some two billion people” and it is hoped that many more people will have insects on their plates this morning and beyond.
In Edible Insects: future prospects for food and feed security; caterpillars, wasps, ants and crickets are said to be high in essential nutrients such as protein, fats and minerals.
Read Kwasi Gyamfi’s article in the Pulse.com.gh