Important News: Crickets Could Totally Save The World

These are the things that pass for “news” from major Credentialed Media outlets these days, in this case, NBC News

How Crickets Could Help Save the Planet

The world’s population is creeping up on 7.5 billion, but estimates suggest we’ll have a whopping 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050.

Unless we all stick to salads, the global production of meat will need to double in that time to feed our growing population, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO). Feed and crop production will also have to increase in kind to support livestock and our own appetites, inevitably taking up more land space and water — precious and dwindling commodities required for cattle.

But resources aren’t the only issue. This increase in agricultural production will exacerbate the effects of climate change by releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere (agricultural activities currently contribute nearly one-tenth of the country’s greenhouse emissions). What’s more, animal waste releases ammonia, a pollutant that can affect soil and water quality.

Yet this seemingly large food security problem may have a bite-sized solution: insects. (snip to the end)

Of course, people staunchly against the idea of eating any insect don’t have to try it, Lesnik says. But she would ask them one favor: “If they would so kindly let their children make their own decisions about it, because they’re the ones who will be running out of food and water. It’s too late for us but let them grow up in a world where this is available.”

This is a 1500+ word article across 30 paragraphs with all sorts of links, plus an embedded tweet with a poll, all on eating insects to save us from Hotcoldwetdry. This is how nuts these people are.

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