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Could We Halt Climate Change by Switching to a Bug-Based Diet?

There is seldom a day that does not hit the headlines without improvement. For many of us, it is an increasing area of concern, to good cause. The secretary of the United Nations said that we are "lost" and we have to take climate change more seriously. Other sources indicate that we reach the point of no return quickly. The truth is daunting and seems to be out of hand to a large extent. In order to make the right decisions, we have to rely on politicians to save time. But what if we could make a big difference if there was one way?

For many, what we eat can be an emotional issue. But the truth of the matter is, the climate and global warming differ greatly from our nutrition. In this respect, 70% (directly or indirectly) of the agricultural land in the world is spent on the production of meat. The demand for meat is expected to rise by 76% by 2050 to meet the growing world population of 9 million people.

In contrast, 90% of soybeans and 50 percent of world-wide grain are used for animal feeding. Worldwide livestock emissions account for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Those emissions are higher than the total emissions from all combined transport. Animal farming is not humane. It is not sustainable.

Edible insects have been part of the human diet for a long time, because it is nutritious and readily available. Typically species-dependent insects contain high levels of the animal protein, fats, lipid, vitamin and mineral, from 13 percent to 81 percent.

Could We Halt Climate Change by Switching to a Bug-Based Diet? #infographic


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Could We Halt Climate Change by Switching to a Bug-Based Diet? #infographic

Could We Halt Climate Change by Switching to a Bug-Based Diet?

There is seldom a day that does not hit the headlines without improvement. For many of us, it is an increasing area of concern, to good cause. The secretary of the United Nations said that we are "lost" and we have to take climate change more seriously. Other sources indicate that we reach the point of no return quickly. The truth is daunting and seems to be out of hand to a large extent. In order to make the right decisions, we have to rely on politicians to save time. But what if we could make a big difference if there was one way?

For many, what we eat can be an emotional issue. But the truth of the matter is, the climate and global warming differ greatly from our nutrition. In this respect, 70% (directly or indirectly) of the agricultural land in the world is spent on the production of meat. The demand for meat is expected to rise by 76% by 2050 to meet the growing world population of 9 million people.

In contrast, 90% of soybeans and 50 percent of world-wide grain are used for animal feeding. Worldwide livestock emissions account for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Those emissions are higher than the total emissions from all combined transport. Animal farming is not humane. It is not sustainable.

Edible insects have been part of the human diet for a long time, because it is nutritious and readily available. Typically species-dependent insects contain high levels of the animal protein, fats, lipid, vitamin and mineral, from 13 percent to 81 percent.

Could We Halt Climate Change by Switching to a Bug-Based Diet? #infographic


infographic by: www.kolabtree.com

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