These problems could be alleviated by cultivating high protein Insect groups. Insects require less feed, less water, less land, and less energy to
produce and their production generates substantially lower environmental
pollutants, such as pesticides and greenhouse gases
More than 1400 type of bugs are edible, say dutch researchers at Wageningen University, who compiled a more than 50-page list for the 2014 International Conference on Insects to Feed the World held in May. Amongst them are grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, moths, beetles, flies, bees, ants, cicadas, katydids, weevils, stink bugs and cockroaches.
Because of the deleterious effect animal agriculture has on the water supply and other natural reserves, new food sources must be considered. The practice of growing and consuming animals for protein is not sustainable. So what’s the alternative? Insects.
insects are extremely nutritious and, in some cases, more nutritious than animal protein sources. The protein powder/flour produced from insects has good shelf life and low moisture activity, . More notably, food safety issues inherent to animal protein—E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella, etc.—have not been a factor with insects. Insect-based ingredients are also versatile: insect flour can be incorporated into almost anything.