Bug Eating for Beginners
The current agriculture sector is experiencing difficulties in meeting the world demand for food which is currently 7.8 billion people, but in 2050 the population is expected to be 9 billion people meaning it is not sure we will be able to food ourselves with our normal staple food such as rice, wheat, chicken, beef or even fish, this is more concerning because of the deteriorating environment as a result of human activities, therefore, an alternative source of food is the only solution to unpredicted future food shortages. It is the scarcity of agricultural land, clean water, forest, fisheries and biodiversity that should make you concerned to a foreseeable food shortage in the world hence it is important for looking a substitute especially the ones that have little impacts on our environment to promote sustainable development. This blog highlights some of the simplest ways you can become an insect eater.
The first time can be a bit challenging ordering life insects and preparing them yourself which is the best option, therefore, place an order from a decent restaurant that supply already prepared insect or you can go to the restaurant and choose the insect dish you feel comfortable with, this can be uncomfortable for beginners therefore if you have someone else who you can order the insect with the better, you will encourage each other and soon you will realize what delicacy you have been missing.
Once you get comfortable with insect-eating that you have been ordering from restaurants, the second step is to start ordering live insects from reliable supplies online, this is a good thing because you will be eating fresh proteins and vitamins, make sure you read bug for beginners cookbook or watch online tutorials on who to prepare fresh insects for food so you can explore all available flavors you can make.
You are now a skilled insect eater, it is time to move to the next step, start raising your insects at home, some insects are quite easy to raise, they need a small space probably on a box, eat very little and they require little maintenance or management. It is imperative to learn about the insects you want to raise prior acquiring them because you need to know what and how to feed them, their breeding process among other things that will help keep your insect stock full all the time. This information has to know prepared you from insect-eating beginner to insect farmer, you can go further and start supplying insects to restaurants that prepare insects and help the world avert the foreseen food shortage in the near future while promoting sustainable development.