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Bugs Are A Sustainable Meat Source

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New Year's Eve is rapidly approaching, which means it's resolution time! Coming up with a good New Year's Eve resolution is a challenge, but we're here to help.

Since 2013 feels like it's going to be a special year -- just because -- we thought a serious resolution was in order. No more claiming you'll lose 10 pounds or that you'll finally start writing that novel, we all know those are empty promises.

Rather, let's make 2013 the year where we focus on sustainable eating. And we've discovered just the way to do it: by eating bugs. According to this infographic by Food Service Warehouse, farming insects instead of cattle for our meat supply would be a substantially greener choice. They make a compelling argument, no matter how much we don't want to eat bugs.

If the thought of chomping on a catepillar makes you feel squeamish, watch this video on how an entomophagy (bug eating) expert does it. And once that settles your stomach, we know five ways for you to eat crickets and have a great meal worm recipe for you to try. Of course, we'll also understand if you forgo this resolution, and make your way through 2013 with a burger in one hand and a BLT in the other.

See why bugs make a sustainable solution. And tell us, would you eat bugs?

Eating Insects - The Most Eco-Friendly Meat
Source: Food Service Warehouse

Of course, people eat much stranger things than insects -- like these burgers.

Over The Top Burgers
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