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Why Feeding Livestock Insects Could Help Save The Planet

By Brian Spaen

Would you ever resort to eating insects and algae to prevent deforestation? Turns out that algae could be a tremendous health food. Most importantly, both of these sources could ease up on waste that’s created from feed for industrially-farmed animals.

The World Wildlife Fund in the United Kingdom released a report on how the world’s resources are used inefficiently to create feed for animals. It’s directly linked to the average consumer eating more protein than they need per day. Nutritional guidelines have us eating anywhere from 45 to 55 grams of protein, but instead many of us eat up to 90 grams on average daily -- over a third of that is meat products.

To keep up with demand, this has put an increase in growing feed for animals, such as soy fields. This has led to there being three times as many turkeys, geese, ducks, and guinea fowl on the planet than humans. Yes, we produce enough food to feed the entire world, yet there’s still too many places that suffer from world hunger.