U.N. goes buggy with food report
May 13, 2013
Overweight Americans fighting the battle of the belt bulge should be exploiting a new dietary weapon: bugs.
That’s according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, which has issued a lengthy report concluding that everyone should be including more insects in their diets.
“Insects are healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish,” the report argues.
They are easy to grow and harvest, according to the report, and provide a sustainable way to provide protein to a growing population without contributing to any carbon footprint.
The report mentions “Western reluctance” to partake in culinary delights like fried slug, firefly fritters, and stewed scorpion, but also notes that 2 billion people worldwide incorporate some kind of insect in daily diets.