Could insects be the wonder food of the future?

The insect authorities assembling in Ede, a town in the central Netherlands, believe that entomophagy could be an elegant solution to many problems. Insects are chock-full of protein and rich in essential micronutrients, such as iron and zinc. They don’t need as much space as livestock, emit lower levels of greenhouse gases, and have a sky-high feed conversion rate: a single kilogram of feed yields 12 times more edible cricket protein than beef protein. Some species of insects are drought resistant and may require less water than cows, pigs or poultry…READ MORE