ROME – The latest weapon in the U.N.’s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now.
Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world.
But in all seriousness, if push comes to shove and the world needs to start eating bugs because of zombies, aliens or something even more remote like climate change that will destroy life as we know it on the planet, it’s great news that we can eat bugs if we have to. Exit question: do the alarmist climate models that predict we won’t have enough food to survive if we don’t do something to stop CO2 emissions take bug-eating into account?