We all know that insects could help revolutionize our food system, they are the kings of sustainability, they help limit animal suffering, and they are amazingly nutritious. The only problem is the “yuck” factor. Insects just aren’t a common food in the western world. Let’s look at the available science and our own experiences with edible insect products and formulate a plan to help people overcome the fear of eating insects.
The future of our food system is uncertain. The population keeps growing and we are already struggling to feed everyone. We are inefficient; roughly one third of the food produced in the world every year is wasted. We are not sustainable; we are depleting our resources faster than they can recover. Climate change could make half the world’s current farmland unsuitable. Our current food supply does not meet the demands of a healthy diet. A lot has to change if we are to feed everyone, stay healthy, and be ethical while doing it. That’s why we present Diet 2.0, our vision for the future of food.
At a first glance, nothing about Peter stands out. He’s a likeable guy, who could be your neighbor or a friend of a friend. You'd probably get along quite well with him at let's say a garden party. You would find out that he is a cook, and might even ask him a few follow-up questions that he would partialy answer. But Peter is not your average chef. He cooks insects.