About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

According to TV Chef Stefan Gates Eating Insects can Save World

by Rukmani Krishna on March 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Font : A-A+

 According to TV Chef Stefan Gates Eating Insects can Save World

Eating worms, ants and locusts could be the obvious answer to the soaring food prices, according to TV chef Stefan Gates.

The UN estimates we will hit nine billion people by 2050 - and there is already a global food crisis, Gates said.

Advertisement

"Insects are extraordinary. It takes around 1.2 kilos of plant matter to produce a kilo of edible insects, which is extraordinarily low," the Mirror quoted him as saying.

They farm easily, reproduce quickly, leave a small amount of waste and love being bundled together for warmth, he added.

On the other hand it takes up to 50 kilos of grain and plant matter to produce one kilo of usable beef protein. And the water cows need is vast, he noted.
Advertisement

"They also produce about 450 litres of gas a day. A lot of it is methane which damages the environment," he said.

Stefan has travelled the world to study what people eat and has found that insects are a common choice.

For his new BBC show - Can Eating Insects Save the World? - he visited countries such as Thailand and Cambodia, and saw large grasshopper farms and children eating ants for lunch.

Stefan believes that in a bid to solve the food crisis, insect production will become much more common in 20 years.

He said that in the near future, mealworms would be ground up for burgers or mince and given a marketing makeover to make them more appealing to shoppers. The worms will also be cheaper than the meat.

Stefan added that it will be the food of the future but it won't be called mealworm it will be called an Eco-burger or Save the Planet nuggets.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Printed Temperature Sensors help with Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Health Benefits of Giloy
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 - It's time to RISE
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Vector-Borne Diseases 

Recommended Reading
How Chemical Repellants Trip Up Insects
Fire up the citronella-scented tiki torches, and slather on the DEET: Everybody knows these simple ...
Hungry Insects Leave Clues to Impacts of Climate Change
A boardwalk beckons into the stand of trees, pleasantly cool on a hot summer morning - where it ......
Insecticidal Toxins from Bacteria Kill Host Insects
A nematode worm and a light-emitting strain of bacteria work together to prey on soil-dwelling ......
Insects to Test for Drug Safety?
New research suggests that insects react to microbial infection in the same way as mammals and so .....
Vector-Borne Diseases
Vector-borne diseases are infectious diseases or illness transmitted through insects such as mosquit...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use