Can Eating Bugs Can Help Save The Planet?

They’re gross, show up in nightmares and in Starship Troopers they wanted to wipe out humans. Bugs are packed with protein, and eating them in place of red meat would help reduce the impact of livestock production on the planet. Bon appetit Eco-warriors.

In Thailand, Thai people love fried bugs as a snack with their beer and eat locust, worms and beetles. Some are 3 inches long so they are filling. Photo Credit: BeMa/Flickr

In Mexico, french-fried caterpillars and chocolate-covered locusts on the list. You can also find dried grasshoppers in markets. Of course we can not forget the tequila worm. Photo Credit: Andy Sadler/Wikimedia Commons

In New Zealand the Maori snack is huhu grub from the longhorn beetle. It is said to taste like buttery chicken. Photo Credit: Pam/TravelSkite

In Brazil they like Queen ants, they remove the wings and dip them in chocolate. Locals say it taste just like mint. Photo Credit: exfordy/Flickr

In Australia, the Aborigines of Australia like the Honey pot ants are a favorite eaten raw with nectar stored it in their swelling bodies, it makes them extra sweet and nutritious. Photo Credit: Greg Hume/Wikimedia Commons

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