The Rest Of The World Eats Bugs, So Why Don’t We?

Researchers have found that people around the world eat 1,950 different species of bugs. There are more than 20,000 farms in Southeastern Asia that produce bugs for human consumption. North Americans and Europeans are squeamish about eating bugs, but that's starting to change. People are realizing that raising edible bugs has a much smaller environmental impact than raising livestock (plus, bugs can be delicious).

For more information about bug eating (and delicious bug recipes), visit the official Bugs On The Menu website.


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Bugs on the Menu

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