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In the Future, We Will All Eat Bugs

Here in the U.S., we tend not to think of insects as food, and we’re horrified when they show up in our food.
But in other parts of the world, people eat bugs on purpose. The United Nations calls insects “a highly significant food source for human populations.” The website edibleinsects.com claims people in 80 percent of all countries—amounting to one of every three humans—eat bugs. The things Americans want to keep out of our food are actually a great source of protein, fat, and fiber.
In some places, the law effectively prevents people from thinking of grubs as grub. A fascinating piece in Food Navigator by Massimo Reverberi, founder of a Thailand-based bug-pasta company, suggests there is a regulatory divide between the English-speaking world, which he says has been fairly welcoming of edible insects, and European Union countries, which “have felt the need to have rules and provide approvals before allowing

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