No matter how unpalatable insects might seem to you, creepy crawlies such as silkworms, caterpillars, and crickets just might be a key source of protein in your food. They also might be an important way to increase sustainability in the food chain.
The notion of insects as food might make your skin crawl, but they have been a common part of the human diet for thousands of years. Today, they are actively consumed in various parts of the world. The farming of insects such as crickets has taken off in many countries including Thailand, India, South Africa, and Kenya.