It is estimated that by 2050 there will be 9 billion people on Earth.
In order to feed everybody, it is thought that we will need to double our food production, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The way that we currently produce food causes massive amounts of damage to our environment.
Cricket farming is considerably more sustainable than the farming of other meat proteins. Compared to the production of the same unit weight of beef, cricket farming emits 2000 times less greenhouse gases, uses 100 times less water, and requires 13 times less space.
Crickets consist of 65% protein, and are a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids. They are high in calcium, iron, zinc, B12, magnesium and omega 3 & 6.
Crickets are also easily digestible, so they are a good option for individuals who are seeking an alternative protein source, but have problems digesting soy, whey and/or pea protein.
Cricket is just one of the many insect groups that are consumed worldwide. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that there are more than 1900 species of insects that have been used as food. Insects come in all shapes, sizes, and flavours, and are prepared differently for many cultures.
The FAO states that AT LEAST 2 billion people worldwide regularly eat insects, but that this number could be much larger as it is difficult to accurately report on such a statistic.