By David Waltner-Toews
Will consuming bugs switch the realm for the better?
Meet the beetles: there are hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of them and plenty of fewer of the remainder of us — mammals, birds, and reptiles. considering that sooner than recorded historical past, people have eaten bugs. whereas many get squeamish on the thought, entomophagy — humans consuming bugs — is a potential solution to make certain a sustainable and safe meals offer for the 8 billion people at the planet.
Once noticeable because the nice enemy of human civilization, destroying our vegetation and spreading plagues, we now see bugs as marvellous pollinators of our nutrition plants and a possible resource of business meals provide. From upscale eating places the place black ants garnish uncooked salmon to grubs as pub snacks in Paris and Tokyo, from yard cricket farming to high-tech companies, Eat the Beetles! weaves those cultural, ecological, and evolutionary narratives to supply an obtainable and funny exploration of entomophagy.