Daily: BUZZ FEED – Why eating insects will save the world

Chances are you haven’t willingly eaten an insect. But two billion people are already bugging out on this sustainable source of protein. Could insects offer the perfect solution for our post-Brexit and pandemic supply chain problems?

Entomologist Brian Fisher and Imperial College London’s Dr. Tilly Collins join Ros Taylor to chew on how we can change perceptions about insects in the West, how health clinics are battling for cricket powder, and why Welsh schools are already using mealworm mince in their insect bolognaise….plus Ros and Tilly snack on crickets live in the studio. 

  • “With big animals, we only eat a bit of them. With insects, you eat the whole thing…” – Tilly Collins
  • “Insects are the glue that holds the world together… If we could introduce the Bacon Bug, everyone would love it.” – Brian Fisher 
  • “Do you eat prawns? Why not eat a woodlouse?” – Tilly Collins
  • “Eating sushi was a huge cultural change. But now it's a popular component of easy, fast food.” – Tilly Collins

Presented by Ros Taylor. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production


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