Is eating insects really better for the environment?

Livestock production accounts for around 15 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and pollutes both the land and surrounding water ways.

So it may be time to switch from steak and chops to to more eco-friendly farm produce, such as crickets and mealworms.

New research shows that cricket farming uses 75 per cent less CO2 and 50 per cent less water than chicken farming. Insects are also rich in protein and contain all the nutrients that we get from meat.

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