As the global population continues to grow, so too does the need for viable sources of food. More and more, alternatives are being looked at to help feed the masses. Some of these alternatives have 6 or more legs…
A recent study out of the Netherlands looks to eating insects as being a helpful solution to a major issue that is now looming over the world, climate change. One major source of emissions is livestock, and the effects are beginning to be felt globally. I’m not saying switching to a juicy grub from your Friday night porterhouse will save the world, but insect farming is looking more and more like a viable choice for protein.
From the study:
Greenhouse gas (GHG) production, as a cause of climate change, is considered as one of the biggest problems society is currently facing. The livestock sector is one of the large contributors of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Also, large amounts of ammonia (NH3), leading to soil nitrification and acidification, are produced by livestock. Therefore other sources of animal protein, like edible insects, are currently being considered. – PLoS ONE
FSW put together this infographic, also looking at the future of cattle and hog farming practices in North America.
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Infographic by Food Service Warehouse