Future Food: Crickets
While in San Francisco Rachel went Tiny Farms who are trying to figure out a way to sustainably farm millions of crickets for human consumption.
They were inspired to produce the new cuisine after The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a report entitled Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security. It advocates for the inclusion of insects in a daily diet, as an alternative to resource-intensive staples like beef, poultry, and fish. Ounce for ounce, crickets have double the amount of protein of beef and three times more iron, they are also packed with fibre, good fats and minerals so it is easy to see why some believe they are the future of our cuisine.
To convince people that insects are the food of the future, tiny farms suggest that people just try it once and they will be convinced that insects are the future.