The other day, I posted about an interview on Ezra Klein’s new Vox site, in which an “ethicist” worried greatly about the suffering of insects. Then, on Twitter, I received a nice note from “Little Herds,” a start up that raises insects for consumption to save the planet.
Their Tweet kindly invited me to check them out. So I did.
Little Herds gives 5 reasons why we should eat our six-legged friends. From the website:
The average American unintentionally eats over 400 insects a year, but we SHOULD be doing better than that. Eating more insects might just save the world!
– Environmentally sustainable.
–They use less land, less water and produce fewer emissions than traditional livestock.
– Nutritious. Bugs provide excellent protein as well as heart healthy Omega-3 fats, and important vitamins and minerals.
– Easy to Farm. Bugs have a short life cycle and can be raised in urban environments, freeing up the country-side for oxygen-giving forestry and wild life.
– Ethical. They can be easily and humanely euthanized for ethical harvesting. Delicious & Versatile. They are tasty, easy to prepare and highly versatile.
And best of all for the save the earth set, it’s a nonprofit!
But don’t tell PETA. They will say that eating bugs is the equivalent of eating children.
Thanks to Little Herds for their interest in my blog. Here’s an idea for a good theme song for the industry: