It’s clear the world needs a hero.
But who is going to step up?
Reusable mugs and bamboo straws can only do so much. We need someone to show up in a big way. Someone who can resolve famine, water scarcity, and climate change.
It’s a tall order, but crickets are up to the challenge.
The hero we need. Not the hero we deserve.
1. Food Security
By 2050, there’s going to be roughly 10 billion people on earth. That’s A LOT of mouths to feed.
Our current food systems, reliant on livestock, aren’t going to cut it either. We’re already pushing the limits on production for animal based products.
These systems are simply too resource heavy (as we’ll touch on below). Not to mention hugely wasteful and harmful to the environment.
Crickets are the solution for a few reasons:
- Crickets can be ‘farmed’ anywhere on earth.
- Crickets require a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the land, water, and feed needed to produce animal based products.
- Crickets produce an insignificant amount of greenhouse gases compared to traditional livestock production.
2. Water Crisis
Water scarcity is a big problem in many parts of the world. And we’re starting to feel it more and more in North America (case and point: California wild fires).
The world water crisis is closer than you think.
In less than 10 years, global demand for water is going to outpace sustainable supply levels by 40%.
Current modes of agriculture are currently responsible for 70% of the world’s freshwater use. With livestock requiring one third of that.
Comparatively, a pound of cricket protein uses less than 0.001% of the water it takes to produce 1lb of protein from beef.
Let that sink in for a minute. If everyone switched to cricket protein today, we would essentially solve the impending water crisis.
3. Land Use
As we all know, there is a limited supply of land available.
What if I told you that 26% of ice-free land is used JUST for livestock grazing. And 33% of all croplands are used JUST for livestock feed.
"I need more space!"
12 billion hectares of forest are are converted to agricultural land every year. Which impacts soil fertility, biodiversity, and water availability.
Yet again, crickets can save the day. Beef requires more than 10X the land compared to crickets. That’s not including land needed for feed by the way—crickets only need a fifth of the feed.
The biggest difference between crickets and traditional livestock is the amount of pollution created.
Climate change seems to be an unstoppable force…
But never fear! Crickets are here!
Crickets barely even register compared to the polluting power of meat and dairy.
Roughly 10% of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Livestock being the driving factor.
How much worse for the environment is meat compared to crickets? Guess. Take a wild guess.
Cows produce nearly 3000X the amount of greenhouse gases compared to crickets.
What do you have to say to that?
It’s not just that crickets need fewer resources and produce less pollution. It’s the sheer magnitude of difference between the inputs and negative outputs that make crickets the hero we all need and deserve.
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