Time Mag: Eating Bugs 'Great Way to Save the Planet'

June 2, 2008 screencap of Time.com | NewsBusters.orgIt's just a matter of time now before NBC brings back "Fear Factor" the next time the network does a "Green is Universal" pitch.

Time.com this morning has a video feature on "How to Cook Bugs." The tease on the front page insists that "[a] great way to save the planet may be to stop eating beef and munch on crickets instead."

Insisted the video narrator:

If you can get beyond the ick factor, insects like grasshoppers can actually be a healthy, low-fat source of protein and vitamins. And when you realize how much land, food, and water it takes to produce cattle, then maybe raising crickets for food isn't such a bad deal for the earth.
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters