The idea of eating insects can seem a bit unappealing if you’ve been brought up with a Western diet. We do eat them as a novelty or inadvertently as food colouring. However, insect-eating (known as entomophagy) is common in many cultures across the world. Humans have been eating insects from prehistoric times to the present day. If people in the West could get over our knee-jerk aversion to eating insects, there would be many benefits by introducing some crickets into our diet. Indeed, in terms of sustainability, doing so may be necessary.
Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on June 1, 2021.