The World Economic Forum wants you to eat bugs and so do food companies. In fact, you may already be eating bugs and not just by accident while you are riding your bicycle.
A doctor on Twitter pointed out that his “sustainable” cheese puffs have “cricket flour” as one of its main ingredients. In fact, the parent company Actually Foods says it is on a mission to “make cricket-based foods the first choice for individuals interested in high-quality, sustainable protein.”
The WEF says that insects require far less feed, land and water to farm, resulting in far less greenhouse gas released per kilogram. That may be true but are they good for us? Insects contain something called “chitin,” which has been shown to be inflammatory on the human body and destructive to the immune system.
And look, I read “How To Eat Fried Worms” in the fourth grade. I know how this ends. I’ll Pass.