A critique of why not eat insects a speech by marcel dicke

Where, at the moment, we have something between six and seven billion people, it will grow to about nine billion in One gram of gold is 30 euros. Now the situation in the world is going to change for you and me, for everyone on this Earth.

And in fact, without insects, we would not be here in this room, because if the insects die out, we will soon die out as well. Now to start with, I should say that we are eating way too much meat in the Western world. Now the situation in the world is going to change for you and me, for everyone on this Earth.

In fact, of all animals on Earth, of all animal species, 80 percent walks on six legs. And I would like to know what the audience is, and so who of you ever ate insects? They just make it [with] nuts or something. Even larger animals eat insects. Well first, what are insects? They have the same share that we have.

What do they do? And then 80 percent of the world already eats insects, so we are just a minority -- in a country like the U.

Marcel Dicke: Why Not Eat Insects?

But this is quite good. Cochineal is a product of an insect that lives off these cacti. And if you look at the figures up there, it says that we have a third more mouths to feed, but we need an agricultural production increase of 70 percent.

If we take 10 kilograms of food — Laughter and it results in one kilogram of beef, the other nine kilograms are waste, and a lot of that is manure.

There was an FAO conference last October that was completely devoted to this.

VIDEO: Marcel Dicke, 'Why not eat insects?'

On the left-hand side, you see a market in Laos where they have abundantly present all kinds of insects that you choose for dinner for the night. In fact, of all animals on Earth, of all animal species, 80 percent walks on six legs.

They remove dung, they pollinate our crops. Why not eat insects? Why not eat insects? Our diet consists, [in] some part, of animal proteins, and at the moment, most of us here get it from livestock, from fish, from game.

That means that pigs also share diseases with us. But this is quite good. And meat, in fact, is something that costs a lot of our agricultural production. So you can try it yourself today, and I would say, enjoy. It has many benefits. And here you see just a selection.

We could much better change from meat, from beef, to insects. On the left-hand side, you see a market in Laos where they have abundantly present all kinds of insects that you choose for dinner for the night. If you produce insects, you have less manure per kilogram of meat that you produce.

I gave you at least four arguments in favor.

Why not eat insects?

And here you see me in a small, provincial town in China, Lijiang -- about two million inhabitants. And a pig disease, a pig virus, and a human virus can both proliferate, and because of their kind of reproduction, they can combine and produce a new virus.

Small animals eat insects. And here you see me enjoying a meal with caterpillars, locusts, bee pupae — delicacies. And even in terms of calories, it is very good. It was 80 billion U.

One kilogram of grasshoppers has the same amount of calories as 10 hot dogs, or six Big Macs. Insects are not only there in nature, but they also are involved in our economy, usually without us knowing.Marcel Dicke makes an appetizing case for adding insects to everyone's diet.

His message to squeamish chefs and foodies: Delicacies like locusts and caterpillars compete with meat in flavor. Marcel Dicke makes an appetizing case for adding insects to everyone's diet. His message to squeamish chefs and foodies: delicacies like locusts and caterpillars compete with meat in flavor, nutrition and eco-friendliness.

TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: Marcel Dicke makes an appetizing case for adding insects to everyone's diet. His message to squeamish chefs and foodies: delicacies like locusts and caterpillars compete with meat in flavor, nutrition and eco-friendliness.

Marcel Dicke makes an appetising case for adding insects to everyone's diet.

Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects?

His message to squeamish chefs and foodies: delicacies like locusts and caterpillars compete with meat in flavour. After watching Marcel Dicke’s TED Talk “Why Not Eat Insects?” I started a mealworm farm in the laundry room of my one-bedroom apartment, inspired by his argument that insects are a more ecological protein source than.

Dicke Story: Why Not Eat Insects? Eating insects have been proven to be healthy and beneficial for humans to consume, entomologist Marcel Dicke told students during a speech at Elon University in McCrary Theatre.

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