The future of sustainable eating is here - and you’re probably not going to like it.
A study has revealed that eating bugs such as crickets, grasshoppers, buffalo worms and mealworms provides the same amount of nutrients (protein included) as sirloin steak.
This is great news for the environment and even the economy, says Katie Link from Newsy in the video above, as farming insects is cheaper and more sustainable than raising cattle.
It’s also supposedly healthier to eat bugs, than it is to eat meat from animals, as bugs have more nutritional value. That’s according to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2015, which compared edible insects with beef, pork and chicken, and found that bugs won hands down in terms of healthfulness.
All in all it’s great news for the planet, but not so great for the squeamish among us.