Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is among the people who believe that we need to consider eating insects as a more sustainable means of feeding the world. David Cooper writes:
Kofi Annan places his faith in the power of education and rational argument. He recommends taking different approaches for different audiences. In the West, the environmental benefits of entomophagy should be stressed, including the need for much smaller amounts of feed, water and land to produce a kilo of crickets than a kilo of beef. Other constituencies may be more persuaded by the promise of nutritional benefits, the guarantee of food security, or learning how important insects are in many cuisines across the world.