The ‘yuck factor’ often gets in the way of having a decent conversation about eating bugs. A lot of people just don’t want to entertain the thought of snacking on a cricket, termite, mealworm or ant. What is it about eating creepy crawlies that makes so many of us shudder on cue?
“Edible insects are not something that most Australians have grown up eating,” explains Skye Blackburn, entomologist and food scientist at the Edible Bug Shop. “So with any new food, people will need to learn about it.”