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    5 Reasons for Eating Insects

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Check out 5 reasons for eating insects.

    Want to save the world?

    Try switching your diet from burgers to bugs.

    In his latest documentary, 'Can Eating Insects Save the World', food adventurer Stefan Gates travels to Cambodia and Vietnam to investigate the potential in making the dietary switch.

    We won’t spoil the ending for you, but here’s a sneak peak at some benefits to consider…

    Number 5 - It could solve world hunger. Given their relative populations, each human could help themselves to a super-sized serving of 40 tons of insects.

    Number 4 - Built-in sustainability. For example, the mealworm can live on discarded wheat chaff alone.

    Number 3 - They offer a tasty variety of flavors and textures. At least, according to Stefan Gates they do. He describes red ants as being “lemony” and their eggs as having “creaminess.”

    Number 2 - They’re nutritious. Ounce for ounce, caterpillars provide more protein than chopped beef.

    Number 1 - Fewer – if any - emotional strings attached. Except for maybe among those who had a pet centipede a child.

    So…cricket fritters, anyone?