Its been estimated that cows require 8 kg of feed just to produce 1 kg of meat. A cricket requires 1.7 kg of feed to produce the same amount of meat.
Furthermore only 40% of the cow is edible, while you can tuck in on 80% of the cricket.
Bugs are also easier on the environment because they produce a significantly lower amount of greenhouse gas, while remaining just as potent at providing protein as cows.
In summary, bugs are cheaper, healthy, and better for the environment. Could you eat insects instead of regular meat? Why not?
- Yes I would13%(2)29%(12)Vote38%(10)
- No, this bugs me67%(10)56%(23)Vote50%(13)
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If they were prepared in a way that was relatively tasty (and disease free), yeah sure I'd go for it. It may be kind of weird at first given the eww factor, but I imagine that it would fade in time. Like most foods foreign to someone, it just takes getting used too. I heard that many insects are super bitter though. That may be a problem.
Is really only 40% of a cow edible though? I imagine it'd be higher, hmm.1