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Importance of Insects Insects are by far, the most common animals on our planet. More than 1.5 million species of insects have been named. This is three times the number of all other animals combined. Many are yet to be discovered. Insects pollinate many of our fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Don’t forget honey, beeswax, silk, and other useful products that insects provide. Many insects can eat a variety of foods including plants, fungi, dead animals, decaying organic matter. Insects are very important as primary or secondary decomposers. Without insects to help break down and dispose of wastes, dead animals and plants would accumulate in our environment and it[...]
How Insects Can Help Preserve Our Resources & Increase Global Food Security
Can we really afford to keep producing food the way we do today, and still provide for generations to come? Both human and animal food production as it currently stands is a very wasteful process. And when you take into account that: by 2050, food production is projected to increase by about 70 percent globally and nearly 100 percent in developing countries We need to start changing the way we approach food production, before the problems become too big to handle. It’s starting to become a question of global food security! But what are some of the issues that causing so[...]
Insects as a Protein Alternative
Have you ever considered eating an insect, even just for fun? Maybe not. What are your alternative sources of protein then? Not meat, or even fish, but something like soy or beans or even eggs? If you are a vegetarian or vegan, this is a daily concern. And even if you are not, it’s good to eat something different once in a while, right? But some people don’t have this luxury, and in the not too distant future, you might not either. How about eating insects for protein then? The Need for Alternative Protein Sources Do you know how many[...]
8 Fun Facts About Insects You Probably Didn’t Know
The following are 8 Fun Facts About Insects that we have collected for you in a lovely slide deck. Did you know that insects are an excellent source of high quality protein? They are! There are probably a lot of things that you didn’t know about insects and how they are paving the way for a more sustainable food-source in our future. Let us know if you have any to add!   8 Crunchy Facts About Insects – You Probably Didn’t Know [SlideDeck] 1. You need 22,000 Liters to produce 1 kilo of beef, and 1 Liter to produce 1[...]

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