All the Cool Kids Are Doing It
You see them from the back. They’re in the woods. A beautiful family, a bunch of kids who don’t stay still long enough for you to actually count how many there are. The man that is with them is bending down, looking at something in the tall grass. You think he might even have a magnifying glass with him. The kids are so quiet. They’ve done this before. The man has an athletic build, his hair kind of tumbles around his face. One of the kids has a container with him, and every now and then they open the container and put something inside. But back to the man. He’s intriguing, because he moves with a lithe coolness that you have only seen on screen. His face turns a bit towards you. Your heart stops for a beat. Your pulse quickens, and you think you actually gasp. Could it be?
Brad Pitt. Foraging for insects with his children. To eat. I don’t know about you, but when I think about ‘cool’, his face definitely makes an appearance in my brain.
Celebrities Eat Insects
You would be shocked to find out which celebrities snack on insects.
Shailene Woodley, star of the films Insurgent and The Fault in our Stars, (and many others), is a huge entomophagy fan. Shailene really believes that eating insects is the future of food here in North America and other regions that have been opposed to such culinary curiosities, unlike many parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. Woodley said, “I’ve eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.” Woodley is very eco-conscious, and tries to make decisions on a daily basis that will benefit the environment in the long run.
Why Do Celebrities Eat Insects? For the Same Reason You Should!
Actress Salma Hayek posted a short video of herself eating chapulinas (crickets) in April of 2015 on Instagram. I reposted it on the Entomo Farms Instagram feed because it is truly awesome! So, why is she eating insects, and Zac Efron, and Jessica Simpson, and a bunch of other celebrities? Because they know exactly what we know. Eating insects is not only great for your health, it is also one way that we can help to heal the devastation that current eating and farming practices are having on our planet.
Future of Food
Famous Director, James Cameron, and legend Arnold Schwarzenegger have teamed up once again. This time it isn’t for a movie, rather it is for a movement. A movement towards “Less Meat, Less Heat”. We simply cannot continue in the same vein in which we are regarding our food consumption, specifically our protein consumption and our feed situation. This comes a couple of years after the 2013 UN paper urging people to turn towards Entomophagy for the future of our planet, “Edible Insects: Future Prospects of Food and Feed Security.”
The reality of the situation is we need a change. A paradigm shift, a change in mindset so to speak. There is a solution, literally in our own backyard, that is viable, healthy, and delicious. And what makes it even better is that all of the cool kids are doing it.