"Day 43: They still haven't realized I'm wearing the wrong shorts"Personal well-being aside, giving up meat could be far more effective in lowering your environmental impact than giving up your car. But before we begin hailing the government as true visionaries, let's take a look at other food options. I am, of course, talking about those little crunchy snacks that can be found everywhere - insects. FYI, bugs are also a superfood.
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AbundanceInsects outnumber humans 200 million to 1. That’s a lot of food for everyone. India alone has one of the highest numbers of insect species in the world. Bye-bye world food crisis!
“SO happy right now”
They Pack a Protein PunchInsects deliver a very high amount of protein per gram. This makes them a more exciting post-workout food than (ugh) grilled paneer.
Stop! The excitement is killing me!
There’s Something for EveryoneThere are ants that taste of citrus, nutty crickets, arachnids akin to soft-shell crabs, and even grubs (larve of Japanese beetles), which resemble bacon! Think about that the next time you order extra bacon on your burger.
"Why would you ever think I'd eat you, Sir Francis Bacon?"
You’re Already Probably Eating ThemDid you know that Danone once used insect dyes to colour their yogurt? And that several factories are already growing insects to produce protein powders to enrich food items? You look like you need a drink after that news. How about some Campari? You know, the kind that for years used insect dyes to create their characteristic colour.
“Every sip is another hour in here”Actually, now that I’ve had some time to think about it, I can learn to live with all the cattle farts. It's like music to my ears.
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