DR. JENNY JOSEPHS: “Hi, my name is Jenny Josephs and I eat bugs. Insects are way better for the environment than traditional livestock farming…
Cows are known for creating a lot of greenhouse gas emissions and that is obviously a serious problem. Insects on the other hand don’t have to eat much food. They are cold blooded, so they don’t have to use a lot of energy to heat themselves. That means they eat less food and they produce less manure. Gram for gram insects are about 100 times better in terms of greenhouse gas emissions than beef…
Insects do have to be cooked…So one of the things I like to do, it is a very easy way to cook them is to just marinate them in something like soy sauce or Cajun sauces and then braise them in the oven for just a few minutes. And then you can eat them just as they are or you can add them to something like a mix of nuts and seeds.
Via Jenny Josephs ‘BugShack webpage:
So I hope I’ve managed to convince you that insects are the future of food and farming. I hope you can come and try some of my insect snacks and join the insect food revolution.”
Southampton University April 25, 2015
To prevent global warming, a low-fat diet of house flies, earthworms & crickets is recommended – ‘For the overall health of the planet, you should be eating more insects…It’s a serious solution to the increasingly pressing problems of global warming’
Grist Mag.: ‘What should you eat after the apocalypse?’ — ‘Salted insects’ – ‘Listen, at the rate we’re going, we need to start thinking about what we’ll eat post-apocalypse. Lore has it that Twinkies will survive, but they’re gross — surely there’s a way to actually get adequate nutrition in a Mad Max hellscape? Maybe without even reverting to cannibalism?…They put together a wholesome salad of lentils, foraged weeds, and a soupçon of dead bugs for nutritious post-apocalypse haute cuisine.’