"What's tasty, abundant and high in protein? Bugs! Although less common outside the tropics, entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs, was once extremely widespread throughout cultures. You may feel icky about munching on insects, but they feed about 2 billion people each day (Mmm, fried tarantulas). They also hold promise for food security and the environment. Emma Bryce makes a compelling case for dining on bugs."
For more information, check out these resources.
- Time for Kids: Good Enough To Eat
- National Geographic: We Are What We Eat: Documenting Dinners Around the World
- Hungry Planet Family Food Portraits
- IAF: What is Entomophagy?
- Why Eat Bugs?
- 7 Insects You'll Be Eating In the Future
I've eaten crickets (chocolate covered, so a bit of crunch and salt with sweet) and silkworms. I'm not much more adventurous than that, but maybe I should be. Imagine debating this topic in your science class!