Let Them Eat Bugs! U.N. Advocates Creepy-Crawly Diet for Starving Children — and Fat Americans

After years of careful research, the United Nations has proposed a single solution to both hunger and obesity around the globe: Eating insects.

While bugs are already a food staple of roughly on third of the world’s population — typically in poor countries — a new 201-page U.N. report details the economic and health benefits of a creepy-crawly diet, even in wealthy countries where palates might be more accustomed to cheese-slathered beef or McRib sandwiches.

The authors argue that the critters who scamper down your drain when you turn on the bathroom light are actually a far superior source of protein — low in fat, high in minerals.

There is only the teeny, tiny matter of the aesthetics of eating bugs — a problem the authors call the “disgust factor.”

“In the West we have a cultural bias, and think that because insects come from developing countries, they cannot be good,” Arnold van Huis, a Dutch scientist who is a co-author of the report, told Reuters.

Without it, Americans might be noshing their way to sveltness on antwiches and beetle meringue cookies.

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