In some regions of Asia and Africa, eating crickets and grasshoppers is a common snack, although most people in Europe and the US might find it disgusting.

Grasshoppers are an excellent source of protein and nutrition. According to Leonard Alfonce, an entomology researcher at Sokoine University in Tanzania, they have a huge effect on improving food security, employment, and nutrition in East Africa. Insect farming should also take place all year long. Alfonce said that the sale of grasshoppers that are safe for eating is a source of income in Uganda. In general, insects are rich in vitamins and amino acids. Next are the advantages of sustainability. Insect farming has a lower carbon footprint than traditional farming because it uses much less water, energy, and land.

As per Bill Broadbent, president of Entosense, a US company on a plan to make insects part of Americans’ daily diets, insects might not completely replace meat, but they do represent a large protein source in a world that is likely to lack food in the years to come.