The answer to feeding the world’s growing population? Bugs, according to experts at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo.
Currently, approximately 70% of agricultural land – and 30% of total land on earth – is used to raise livestock. If we’re going to feed 9 billion-plus people in 2050, our eating habits will need to change.
“Insects require less feed, less water, less land and less energy to produce and their production generates substantially lower environmental pollutants, such as pesticides and greenhouse gases,” said Aaron Dossey, PhD, owner and founder of All Things Bugs, a US company that provides protein-rich insect powder for commercial use.