Insects are everywhere, and there are lots of them. About 1 million, or 75% of the living species on earth are insects. Recently, the UN published a report urging people to eat insects. It is widely accepted that by 2050, the world will host 9 billion people and food demand is expected to double. Unpredictable extreme weather is also wreaking havoc on agriculture. But there are huge obstacles to making the world accept insects as a food source.
Can insects provide the solution to avoid starvation and help reduce global warming? Can they be consumed to help improve the quality of life on this planet? Professor Shih Cheng-jen, Entomology Professor from the National Taiwan University, is on a mission to find out.
Future Food: Insects
UN predicts huge population growth in the next few decades and warns of a massive global food shortage. To meet the challenge, it promotes eating insects - a cheap, abundant and nutritious source of food.