SASKATOON – Eating insects has yet to become part of the mainstream Canadian diet, but there are those who believe the creepy-crawlers are the eco-friendly protein of the future. According to the to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), people in 80 per cent of the world’s countries munch 1,900 different kinds of bugs.
Insects are healthy, nutritious and packed with protein. As an example, one hundred grams of cricket flour contains 65 grams of protein, while 100 grams of steak contains less than 30 grams of protein. The United Nations has been promoting edible insects as a way to improve nutrition, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and create jobs in insect production.
Today on the Breakfast Buzz, we want to know if you would consider eating insects for the nutritional value?
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