- A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report released Monday calls for an increase in edible insect farming, stating that the diets of billions of people and livestock globally could be supplemented by beetles, caterpillars and wasps.
- The report cites the high nutritional value of insects, as well as their high rates of reproduction, growth and feed conversion, and their small environmental footprint.
- Additionally, it suggests that "consumer disgust" in the west could be combated by including insects on restaurant menus and in new recipes.
From the article:
... “One of the many ways to address food and feed insecurity is through insect farming,” the report said, pointing out that insects were “nutritious, with high protein, fat and mineral contents” ...