Think we don't have a global population problem? Think we're not exhausting our environment? Well has the U.N. got a grub for you.
A new report from the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization says if the world wants to achieve food security, a lot of people are going to have to start eating bugs. The report, Edible Insects - Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security, shows an assortment of supposedly delectable little critters.
There are chapters on such things as: everything you ever wanted to know about mealworms; insects as a feed source for poultry and fish; insect farming, preservation and storage; and, of course, the disgust factor (my personal favourite). Who among us knows as much as they would like about the brown planthopper or Maguey worms or Ahuahutle aka "Mexican caviar"?
So if you're inclined to make a real bugger of yourself, follow the link above.