Food history is rich in plot twists such as the tale of the lobster. The once coined bug of the ocean was not always a profitable dietary venture as it is today. They were ill perceived as clawed nuisances due to their abundance along the coasts and their obnoxious sizes, served to livestock and inmates until New-England entrepreneurs sold the alleged delicacy to wealthy tourists just a few hundred years ago.
The luxurious red crustacean dripping of hot garlic butter and the drinks to go with it will swell your tab to the triple digits at any high-end restaurant, nowadays. Things change fast in the world of human nutrition, and the rapid expansion of the comestible insect industry foreshadows the imminent rise of creepy crawlers from the depths of the food chain into your plates and post-workout shakes.
‘’Bugs will gather together into clouds anywhere, whether they are in a vast grassland or a confined space.’’ explains an economist turned cricket farmer working out of the Frelighsburg village in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, a focal point of the province’s effort for sustainable agriculture. ‘’ The enviromnental value of its industrialization for human consumption is huge.‘’
Insects are no fad diet; Billions on the planet indulge in the nutrient rich feed already, mostly to fit their tight budget, while a mere psychological barrier prevents the rest from following suit. Perhaps a 98$ plate of Kobe crickets served with cockroach butter and ant purée at the nearest Michellin Star would change their mind.
They could also follow my journey as I increase the daily insect caloric content of my food strategy, then note the impact on important health metrics ranging from digestion to sleep quality, mental acuity, and energy levels using the Creavinci Hero Tracking System (Demo).
To Be Continued