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The very thought of eating insects grosses people out. The image of a creepy, crawly, bug working its way down your windpipe doesn’t exactly conjure up feelings of the contentment we feel with other foods.
But why not? How is it that a cow, pig, chicken, or fish seem more appetizing than other creatures? In other cultures who don’t have the “luxury” of consuming conventional sources of protein regularly, insects are a perfectly legitimate choice. In fact, 2 billion people worldwide eat insects regularly as a food source, and North America is JUST starting to catch on.
If you’re not sure yet, consider these 5 compelling reasons you should consider eating more insects.
- Packed with nutrition
- Great survival food
- More sustainable and better for the planet
- Form of pest control
- Food security for impoverished countries