- What is your favorite food? Could you tell me about it?
- Is there a kind of food that you do not eat? Why?
- contribute /kuhn-TRIB-yoot/
- source /sawrs/
- mission /MISH-uhn/
- represent /rep-ri-ZENT/
- struggle /STRUHG-uhl/
[verb] – to be one of the reasons why something happens
Does smoking contribute to lung cancer?
[noun] – the place something comes from or starts at, or the cause of something
These fruits are a good source of vitamin C.
[noun] – any work that someone believes it is their duty to do
It seems to be his mission to help others.
[verb] – to be something or to be equal to something
The profit represents a large percentage of our workers.
[verb] – to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do something
He has been struggling to bring up three children.
Grasshoppers are a nutritious, high-protein snack. As per Leonard Alfonce, an entomology researcher at the Sokoine University of Tanzania, they significantly contribute to improving nutrition, food security, and employment in East Africa. Moreover, insect farming should be done year-round. As explained by Alfonce, in Uganda, the trade in edible grasshoppers provides a source of income. Insects are generally high in vitamins and amino acids. The benefits of sustainability are the next. Because it uses a lot less water, energy, and land than conventional farming, insect farming leaves a significantly smaller carbon footprint. Half of the meat consumed worldwide could be replaced by mealworms and crickets, reducing the need for farmland by a third and freeing up 1,680 million hectares.
Insects might not completely replace meat, but as specified by Bill Broadbent, president of Entosense, a US company on a mission to make edible insects part of Americans’ daily diets, they do represent a significant alternative protein source in a world that is likely to struggle with food shortage in the years to come as the global population continues to increase.
- What is described as a nutritious, high-protein snack in the article?
- Who is Leonard Alfonce?
- What nutrition can you get from insects?
- Why is conventional farming not sustainable?
- Why insects might not completely replace meat?
- Have you tried eating exotic foods? If so, how was your experience? If not, would you like to try it? Why or why not?
- Could you replace beef with any kind of food?
- If you were to choose one kind of food that could replace beef, what would it be? Why?
- Do you support grasshoppers as an alternative to beef?
- What foods do you think are sustainable? Could you tell me about them?