ENVIRONMENT
09/28/2014 01:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Forget The Hamburger; Insects Are Better For You And The Planet

By the year 2100, there will be an estimated 11 billion people living on Earth.

With that many mouths to feed, combined with the potential impact of climate change on the food supply as we know it, humans may need to start thinking about changing the way we eat -- or at least, what we eat.

That notion underlies this fascinating new video by The Economist, which explains why we should all consider adding a new kind of protein to our diets: that of insects.

Yep, insects.

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This picture taken on August 10, 2014 shows insects waiting to be sold in a market in Bangui, Central African Republic.

The Economist's video explains that while insects might not seem too palatable to some people, they're really good for you. Plus, they're a much more sustainable protein source compared to other kinds of meat.

So what say you? Would you add crickets or mealworms to your daily diet? Watch the video above and tell us in the comments.

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