While I was offline for a month, I kept a note of any links and news stories worth commenting on. Now that I’m back, I’m aiming to post two short items a day here, about stuff that happened during my online absence, until I’ve cleared the backlog. This is one of those.
We should be eating a lot more insects.
I’ve no idea how this can ever really take off or gain much mainstream traction. But it seems to be an immensely fruitful avenue of possibility, and the only real counter-argument seems to be: “What? Ew! Why?”
And I can see how that’s kinda persuasive.
But there’s fucktons of nutritious biomass out there being overlooked because the idea seems kinda icky.
Well, have you ever seen a cow? They sure don’t look delicious. And in their natural state, they’re really chewy. But we’re quite capable of making them more palatable.
The TED talk here and the surrounding blog post lay out the arguments neatly. It’s an extremely efficient use of protein, and we’re running out of space to raise livestock.
Om nom nom.