〒180-0006 東京都武蔵野市中町2-3-5 IIHA武蔵野1階
Dear MEL Topic Readers,
A neglected protein-rich ‘superfood’
When we talk about the environment, fossil fuels, plastic waste, deforestation, air and water pollutions are usually the common agenda. To your surprise, agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, rearing livestock not only takes land, water, and crops but also emits nearly 15% of global greenhouse gas. On the contrary, protein-rich insects are very efficient and environmentally friendly food. First, cultivating insects requires much smaller space, less energy and water. Second, insects produce much less methane than animals. Third, insects grow much faster with much less crop than livestock. Also, they grow incredibly fast. In fact, they become edible only in days, not months or years like livestock, and then they produce a large number of offspring. Lastly, they are eaten without waste like meat. Indeed, you don’t have to remove the skin or bone from insects to eat. In fact, insects have been famed and consumed in many parts of Asia, South America, and Africa. In order to provide good nutrition for the growing population without harming the environment any further, insects are the most nutritious and beneficial food for humans and livestock. And they don’t need to be presented or shown as a whole. They can be powdered or minced to be eaten unnoticed. Farmed and processed insects seem to be superfood that seems to help solve many problems.
Enjoy reading the article and think not if but how you would enjoy the benefits of this superfood.