TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY with AJ’s Adventures: Bugs Are Coming Soon to Your Dinner Table.... Or Not...
Bugs could be hitting more menus as consumers look for protein alternatives.
Insects — already eaten regularly by 2 billion people — use less land and emit fewer greenhouse gases, which means they could offer an answer to environmental concerns about farming beef, pork and poultry.
According to the UN, producing a kilogram of crickets takes less than a fifth of the feed needed for the same amount of beef.
The edible insect market is expected to pass $1 billion by 2023.