Daily Archives: May 5th, 2011

Buggin’ Out: Our insect future

80 percent of the world eats insects. Here in the United States, most of us find that idea … unpalatable.

In a powerful video, Marcel Dicke makes a very compelling case that we may soon have no choice. If he’s right, the refrain may very well be, “Soylent Green is insects!!!”

If you find the prospect of eating insects to be less than delicious, would it help to know that you’re already eating them? Marcel says insects are in the processed foods we eat like tomato soup, peanut butter and even chocolate.

Agriculture lands are a limited finite resource. As the population of humans grows and becomes hungrier, and the amount of land available to farming animals like cows, chicken and sheep runs out, we’re going to have to adapt to survive.

Here’s a little chart I made illustrating one of the benefits Marcel says there is to eating insects.

Input vs. output

This is a very interesting video. I hope you’ll nibble on it.