Have you ever reeled in disgust while watching your cat capture a beetle and then proceed to chomp it up? It seems like a perfectly natural reaction to most of us in the global West, but it may be time to repress our horror at the prospect of eating bugs. Humans, after all, are entomophagous—we’re insect eaters. The United Nations estimates that about 2 billion people worldwide eat insects as part of their traditional diets. Here are three reasons why the rest of us should get past the ick-factor and start crunching crickets.
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