Can eating insects save the world?


Guests: Bryan Walsh, Paul Rozin, and Daniella Martin

[From the Radio Times archive] Meat consumption is growing worldwide. In addition to health and ethical issues, many people worry about the environmental impact of meat production, both on land and as methane is emitted into the air. So, what are the alternatives? Insect gastronomists say eating bugs is good for our health and the world. But can we conquer the yuck factor? Today we’ll look at how our food preferences affect the environment and if we can ever learn to stomach creepy crawlies. Marty’s guests are BRYAN WALSH, senior writer for TIME magazine, PAUL ROZIN, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and DANIELLA MARTIN, author of Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet. Marty spoke with them earlier this year.

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