United Nations thinks eating bugs will solve the world hunger problem

Posted at 10:57 PM, May 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-14 22:57:45-04

Pass the Centipedes please.   The United Nations says the solution to the world’s hunger problem could be eating bugs.  Could consuming critters be the answer to feeding the hungry?

It’s far from appetizing, but according to a new United Nations report, eating bugs could be the solution to our hunger problems around the world.

870 million people don’t have enough to eat and it is an untapped potential food source some say that there is plenty of it and it’s nutritious.

But can people stomach the idea?

Lisa Sasson teaches at NYU and is a registered dietician.

She says the UN is on to something and is thinking outside the box—the big bug solution just might work.

“We have bedbugs and we have tons of bugs in our apartment it maybe a healthy alternative it’s nutritious and it’s better for the environment,” Sasson said.

Two billion people around the world already munch on insects for lunch.

So why not?

“The problem is most western dieticians are squeamish when it comes to eating bugs.”

They are highly nutritious however, most are high in protein and fiber and have less fat than ground beef.

The most delicious bugs are allegedly are scorpions, waterbugs and honeybees.

It will just take some time to get used to the idea.