Netflix has recently added loads and loads of “TED talks” to their streaming videos, and my husband and I have spent several nights watching them. TED is all about ideas, sharing ideas, and they range from funny, to serious, to incredibly amazing and somewhat bizarre.
The somewhat bizarre is what I’m going to focus on today, because I think this idea is so intriguing and could prove to be revolutionary…if people only would give it a chance before dismissing it.
Disclaimer: I am not practicing the way of eating in the video – but I do find it a fascinating alternative.
If you have a few minutes, watch this video (it’s about 15 minutes long, but very interesting!)
If you don’t have time, I’ll reveal the ‘big idea’ – it’s eating insects. Maybe he’s a very persuasive speaker, but during his talk, I found myself nodding and agreeing – why are we so uptight about eating them? So many other countries consider them delicacies, and they’re actually a very good source of protein. Also, if you’re eating any processed food at all – you’re already eating insect parts. (sorry, true fact, check out the Food Defect Action Levels)
After hearing this talk, I started doing a little research – turns out. there’s a whole movement to encourage people to eat insects. While personally, I’m not there quite yet – I thought it was a very interesting answer to a perplexing question – what will we do when our ability to raise animals for meat is compromised? We surely cannot continue to consume animals the way we have been – so the answer is to find an alternate source of protein or cut down our consumption.
What do you think? Have you eaten insects? Would you?