“It’s not that they’re dirty and disgusting so we don’t eat them; it’s that we don’t eat them, so we think of them as dirty and disgusting.”
Insects are packed with proteins, minerals, and healthy fats. They're important pollinators. Compared to other forms of animal agriculture, raising certain species of insects in appropriate conditions takes just a fraction of the food, water, and land.
Bugs takes a topic that might ordinarily make the squeamish quite queasy and instead, with intelligence and some humor, allows us to identify with the hardships we and our world will have to overcome both in the present and even more direly in the future.
The chef points out that cooking with insects is much safer than handling common meats such as beef and chicken. There are
Eating insects is a hot topic and has been receiving lots of media attention lately which helps spread awareness. But more research needs to be done to develop the insect-rearing processes.
"Entomophagy is an evolving term in need of review," says Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, Ph.D Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Halloran calls for a change in the way we speak about edible insects and entomophagy.
That is, at least, according to a couple of New York filmmakers.
“It doesn’t exist,” Lesnik noted. “What exists is people eating insects as a primary or major source of protein over an entire
Wait, just hear us out. Insects could be the next big thing in food.