Eating Insects [infographic]

May 19, 2011 |  by  |  Food
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I don’t know about you, but crickets are one of my favorite midday snacks. Not only are they cheap, but they are so readily available, everywhere. While I only kid, there are cultures in which eating insects is widely accepted. Not only are insects a cheap source of protein, and apparently rather tasty one, they are the most eco-friendly meat.

Although insect meat as an alternative to that of cows, pigs, and other livestock may be a little too radical for some, it shows some promise in lowering various greenhouse gasses. According to today’s infographic the meat industry contributes to 65% of Earth’s Carbon Monoxide, 35-40% of Methane, and about 9% of CO?. All numbers that could be diminished if we just started farming insects. How many of you would be willing to give up livestock for insects? [via]

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Eating Insects

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