Adding edible insects to your diet and leaving out less sustainable forms of protein can help reduce many of the negative impacts your food has on the environment. We’re not saying you should ONLY be eating bugs, but you could replace a substantial portion of the current meat-market with insects.
If you’re panicking because you heard crickets taste like crickets, and you don’t know what crickets taste like, don’t bug out. To be honest, crickets don’t taste like much and can be best described as having a subtle nutty flavor. If anything, adding crickets to your favorite foods will only clear away the flavor of guilt and make them taste even better.
The positive impact of eating bugs could disrupt resource scarcity, food waste, GHG emissions, deforestation, and malnutrition. In this podcast at The Wise Consumer, Madeleine interviews Rose Wang, Co-Founder of Chirps. They talk about sustainability and how crickets require less water than beef, whey, lentils, soy and eggs. So what do you reckon, time to normalize entomophagy?
Learn all you need to know about this buggalicious way of eating to improve gut health on the interview between Madeleine Wisecup and Rose Wang, Co-Founder of Chirps.
“I want to spend my life working on a hard problem, not a small one.” — Rose Wang, Co-Founder of Chirps
In this episode of Chirps and The Wise Consumer you’ll hear about:
- The journey that led her to co-founding Chirps
- Why and how eating insects could help reduce GHG emissions
- Overcoming our fears around eating insects
- The health benefits of adding insects to our diets
- Her life-changing experience on Shark Tank
- And how she and her team have persevered through the daily challenges of start-up life. #thestruggleisreal
This was such a great conversation and truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy listening! Madeleine Wisecup, the host of The Wise Consumer podcast