Eco-friendly Protein Sources From Around the World

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 9:14 AM


In certain cultures around the world, creatures like beetles, stink bugs, and grubs are not seen as pests, but as food items.  In places where protein sources are rare, they are a vital part of the diet.  These creatures are quite eco-friendly as food.  They consume relatively little, and do not require grazing land or antibiotics.  Perhaps these crawling, wiggling animals will have a role to play in a greener future.
  
   
Thailand
Beetles are fried or roasted and are said to taste like scallops. They are a cheap treat, where they are readily available in the wild and are whole, with shells and all.