The Next Time Someone Bugs You to Go Out for a Grasshopper…

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According to the UN, a simple answer for hunger might be flying around our faces, scurrying away from under our feet, and buzzing in our ears: insects. A recent report from the UN stated: “eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution.” To many, the idea just might be a bit revolting but consider that “over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects” and that some insects are considered delicacies around the world.

Dismissed by some, the report brings to light a utilitarian answer to taking on the problem of world hunger. Can Americans stomach it though? Social convention has told us to associate insects with filth and disease, not protein and ecological soundness. Will practicality and accessibility trump social convention? What are your thoughts? Check out a BBC piece chronicling the story here and let us know your thoughts!

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About Mathew J. Bartkowiak, Ph.D.

Laboratory Products Department Manager, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
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