If you ever saw a bug in your food what would you think? Would you pick it up and eat it or scream and run away in disgust. If I told you to imagine biting into an insect like a cricket or a beetle would your mouth start to water at the thought or would you screw your nose up? if you chose the latter for any of those questions then that's why i'm here, to explain to you my thoughts on homo sapiens eating insects.
The very thought of bugs tend to disgust people, especially the the thought of having them be in your mouth, however the amount of minerals and vitamins they contain is very surprising. Pork, chicken and beef have a comparable content of protein, however the amount of minerals and vitamins such as calcium, zinc and iron make you able to say curtain that insects are healthier than meat. The fat contained inside an insect is very low.
Also, insects require less land to farm. The amount of land to grow one pound of beef compared to one pound of crickets is preposterous. For every two hundred square metres of land it takes to grow one pound of beef it takes only fifteen square metres to grow one pound of crickets. Which is a big difference, say for every One thousand and two hundred square metres it takes to grow six pounds of beef that is only ninety square metres of land to grow six pounds of crickets. That means it takes less land to grow 13 pounds of crickets than one pound of beef which may not affect you but can solve the world's hunger crisis, or the world's housing crisis. If we use more land for farming meat then we have less land for houses and living space and areas.
Water is a much needed part of a human's life without it we would not survive so we do not want any water getting wasted, However to produce one kilogram of beef it takes two thousand two hundred Litres of water. To produce one kilogram of pork it takes three thousand and five hundred
Litres of water and of course one kilogram of chicken it takes two thousand three hundred litres of water, which all take a lot of water to produce, but to produce kilogram of crickets it takes only one litre of water.
I could go on about all the reasons you should incorporate bugs into your diet but wouldn't you
Feel good after trying something new, maybe going out of your comfort zone sometimes. After reading my persuasive writing if I asked you If you ever saw a bug in your food what would you think? Would you pick it up and eat it or scream and run away in disgust. If I told you to imagine biting into an insect like a cricket or a beetle would your mouth start to water at the thought or would you screw your nose up? If you chose the latter for any of those questions then I have not succeeded to persuade you.