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? #infographic

Without improvement there is rarely a day that doesn't hit the headlines. For many of us, it is an increasing area of concern to good cause. Secretary of the United Nations said we're "lost" and we need to take climate change more seriously. Most sources say we're hitting the point of no return soon. The truth is daunting and seems to be out of control. 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 were one way?

For many, what we eat can be an emotional issue. But the fact is, our diet is very different from the climate and global warming. In this respect, 70 percent (directly or indirectly) of the world's agricultural land is spent on meat production. The demand for meat is expected to increase by 76 percent by 2050 in order to meet the growing world population of 9 million people.

By contrast, 90% of soybeans and 50% of the world's grain are used for animal feeding. 14.5 percent of global emissions of greenhouse gasses offset global livestock. Those emissions are greater than all emissions from integrated transport. Animal farming is not humane. It's not continuing.

Since they are nutritious and readily available, edible insects have been part of the human diet for a long time. Usually species-dependent insects contain high levels of animal proteins, fats, lipids, vitamins and minerals from 13% to 81%.

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


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