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Displayed at the Florida Museum from 2019 to 2020, this exhibition highlights research on edible insects as a sustainable source of protein for people. Compare the environmental footprint of a cricket to traditional protein sources such as beef, pork and chicken. Learn about the health benefits of consuming edible insects and discover which ones are most commonly enjoyed, both traditionally and in new culinary trends.
- Gateway bugs
Discover easy ways to incorporate insects into your diet, including using cricket flour, and learn about the benefits of eating bugs.
- Insects around the world
Learn the different ways insects are prepared and eaten around the world, from boiled giant water bugs in Southeast Asia to dried moth caterpillars in central and southern Africa.
Learn about the potential for insects to be farmed as mini-livestock as well as the environmental benefits like less land and water use than other animal proteins.
- It’s estimated that 2 billion people worldwide regularly eat insects.
- There are more than 1,900 known species of edible insects.
- About 80% of a cricket is edible and they are higher in protein than beef.