The United Nations thinks insects are a cheap way to fight obesity and hunger around the world.

By Max Follmer,

The world is expected to have a whopping 9 billion people by 2050, and between overfishing and climate change, it’s gonna be kinda hard to come up with enough food for all those hungry mouths. So the U.N. thinks they’ve stumbled upon a novel solution: we all need to learn to love the taste of bugs.

In a new report released by the global body’s Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.N also makes the case that bug eating can help us slim down and fight malnutrition in developing countries. They break down the reasons for eating bugs into three main categories: health, environmental, and economic/social.

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