Insects could be the key to meeting food needs of growing global population

Posted by Trish Riley, August 1, 2010

Nice work-around:

The raising of livestock such as cows, pigs and sheep occupies two-thirds of the world’s farmland and generates 20% of all the greenhouse gases driving global warming. As a result, the United Nations and senior figures want to reduce the amount of meat we eat and the search is on for alternatives.

More than 1,000 insects are known to be eaten by choice around the world, in 80% of nations. They are most popular in the tropics, where they grow to large sizes and are easy to harvest.

via Insects could be the key to meeting food needs of growing global population | Environment | The Observer.