Eating Bugs to Save The Planet

Have you ever thought insect dishes can be an effective solution for the global food crisis? A Dutch scientist Arnold van Huis has urged that it is time to break old eating habits and consider bugs as a healthy, green, alternative food. He explains insects have more protein than cattle per bite, cost less to raise, consume less water and don\’t contain much of a carbon footprint.


Because psychology is the barrier avoiding people from changing their mind about this matter, the professor decided to organize lectures, food tastings and cookery classes with assistance of Chef Henk van Gurp, who created recipes using bugs, worms and grasshoppers.

Chef Henk van Gurp and his learners at the Rijn IJssel cooking school in Wageningen

Max Kipp is cooking insects

Creating different recipes for food using insects

Van Huis and his team of scientists at Wageningen have produced a cookbook with suitable recipes to attract more insect-eaters

Actually, insects become common food in some parts of the world like Thailand, China, Zimbabwe or Mexico. For examples, Beijing is well-known for its deep fried scorpions, Mexico for red ant eggs in garlic, the Saharan city of Agades in northern Niger for dried locust and Thailand for fried grubs.

Arnold van Huis focused that children didn\’t have a problem with eating insects

However, no more people feel delicious when they try on eating some foods made from insects.

A 24-year-old IT consultant Duyugu Tatar, who attended food-tasting at the university, felt horrific when eating one insect dish

One local resident shared that she couldn\’t eat insects herself though she knew the insect dishes were high nutritional value and healthy for elderly people


In brief, you should consider bug-eating as an effective way to save the rainforest, improve your diet, make better your health, cut global carbon emissions and slash your food.


Related links:

The Power of Good Food

Good Foods for Weight Loss

The Super Good Foods

I have been working as a doctor of a general hospital since February 1998. In addition, I am a full time writer and specialize in weight loss related issues. I also write for a number of different websites on the Internet.

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