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Top 5 Reasons Why We Should Eat Insects
January 8, 2018
5: A Healthier Alternative:
Insects are a complete protein! They contain all nine essential amino acids and include important minerals like iron and calcium…not to mention, they can be up to 69% protein depending on how they are prepared.
4: Great Tasting:
Over 2 billion people worldwide enjoy insects as part of their diet. They are most commonly eaten in Africa, Asia and South America, often as a delicacy.
3: Less GHGs:
Traditional livestock farming produces more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than cars do. Insect farming is a far more efficient way to get our protein fix!
2: Smart Land Utilisation:
Traditional meat production uses 70% of the planet’s cultivable land. Rearing insects can be a far more efficient alternative as they can be farmed vertically.
1: Sustainable Protein:
Insects require just a fraction of the land, water and feed in comparison to traditional livestock, for the same amount of protein. They can also be farmed in virtually any climate or environment!