All the while, the population of Earth is growing. It’s estimated there will be 9 billion people by 2050, an additional 2 billion than now.
That’s a lot of mouths to feed.
The question is, can the Earth’s resources handle the increase in food production required for all these people? Probably not.
So, what’s the solution? Bugs.
Since 2003, various media outlets have been reporting how our food system is expanding beyond livestock, chicken, and fish to include insects. And entomophagy, the act of gulping down squishy, slimy, slithery bugs, is now very much a thing.
And North American outfits like New Millennium Farms in Ontario, Canada, and Aspire in Austin, Texas, are jumping on the trend to turn insects into cash crops, in the process making a more sustainable food system a reality.