We live in a wonderful world, whose future is at risk: urbanization, deforestation, climate change, massive farming, scarcities of resources and the increasing demand for animal based protein sources are just some of the challenges we are facing. We’ll be over 9 billion by 2050: how can we feed the planet without destroying it? Crickets are a solution.
As explained by the FAO, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in its report Edible insects: Future prospects for food and food security, the benefits of eating insects are many, both for the environment and for your health.
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- Crickets have a high food conversion rate: they need six times less feed and 13 times less water than cattle to produce the same amount of protein. They are 12 times more efficient than cattle in converting feed to meat.
- They emit no ammonia and far less greenhouse gases than conventional livestock: only 1% compared to cattle.
- The entire cricket is used to produce cricket poweder, so there’s no waste. Plus, they are tiny and need much less space.