The UN Food and Agricultural Organization advocates eating insects as a way of reducing hunger and protecting the environment.
United Nations Food experts say that insects are the key to save the poorest inhabitants of the planet from starvation. Insects contain tons of protein, they have high vitamin, fiber and mineral content says the report. The UN study points out that crickets and grasshoppers are among the most nutritious insects available for consumption. This has been proven by studies as they are part of the every day diet of millions of people around the world.
Advocates of the study argue that humanity would benefits a great deal from an insect diet; for example, insects are very prolific animals, they can be bred in a relatively small area, they can be kept in large numbers, and they consume very little water.
In general, insects are part of people's diet in countries where they hardly can afford to eat anything else. Eating insects is not unknown in Europe either, at the beginning of the last century in the outskirts of Brussels roasted cockchafer was sold to the public says advocates.
(Kossuth Radio – hungarianambiance.com)