Though not yet a common diet in the Western world, entomophagy, or the eating of insects, is a practice enjoyed by at least two billion people across the globe.
With a growing population and increasing demand for meat, we’re facing a global protein shortage. Combined animal agriculture’s high environmental cost, this has led the UN to urge us to eat insects instead.
Here we explore both the environmental and health benefits of eating insects. And if the idea of eating insects doesn’t bug you, we’ve also shared some of our favorite insect recipes.