Bugs, It’s What’s For Dinner

 

Bugs, it's what's for dinner

Meat is so yesterday. Entomophagy, the eating of insects by humans, is the now. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s report, Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Food Security, insects are the future of food. High in protein, cheap, bountiful, and easy on the planet, insects are already consumed by a large parts of the world in all their life stages i.e. eggs, larvae, pupae, and adult. They are a smart alternative to traditional meat, particularly beef which is expensive to produce and has a huge carbon footprint.  I have eaten cricket tacos in the past and they were delicious. At some point in the future we will need to get over the ick factor and embrace the bugs.

If you would like to learn more about entomophagy, check out the blog Girl Meets Bug and get recipes, nutritional information, and insect sources.

About The Illustration

Watercolor and micron pens- the dinner plate of the future. This image is available via Redbubble.

For More Information 

The Bug Business: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/24/world/edible-insect-food-business/

8 Bugs to Try: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130514-edible-insects-entomophagy-science-food-bugs-beetles/

LIVIN Farm: http://www.dezeen.com/2015/11/10/katharina-ungers-livin-farm-edible-insects-mealworms-home-grown/

 

 

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