It is often said that comparisons are odious, but in this case we cannot resist explaining the great difference between traditional livestock farming and insects. While livestock animals such as cows consume 8 kg of feed to produce 1 kilo of beef, insects consume 2 kg of feed to produce 1 kilo of insect meat.
Furthermore, the pollution generated by traditional livestock farming is also alarming, with the FAO explaining that pigs produce ten times more greenhouse gases per kilo than mealworms. This is why insects are becoming one of the best food solutions and a great protein alternative with nutritional, health and environmental benefits.
If you want to learn more about the nutritional value of insects, be sure to read this interesting article from the ABC newspaper.