Be a sustainable carnivore: eat insects!
Some parts of the BBC podcast “Science in Action”.
“As long as insects are seen as creepy crawly animals, we will never eat them. But there are lots of environmental benefits, and insect meat is very similar to the meat we know. Only in the Western world, so Europe, North-America, and Australia we don’t eat insects. There are more than 1000 insects being eaten worldwide, so we are missing out a lot.”
“At the moment we grow a lot of beef, pork, chicken, and about 70% of the land occupied by agriculture* is occupied by the things we need to grow beef (!). With a growing population (9 billion people in 2050), and a higher standard of living, meat consumption will go up. This is an unsustainable trend. If we want to keep on consuming animal protein, we must increase our production of chicken, pork, and beef. This is impossible, because we just are not able to allocate more land for agriculture without damaging the planet beyond repair.”
“Insects have high levels of proteine, 3-Omega fats, etc.”
* 40% of the land in our world is occupied by agriculture