Entomophagy – the eating of insects, arachnids and centipedes – isn’t a new idea. It’s even mentioned in the Bible, as well as in ancient Roman and Greek texts. Most Brits, however, would view the idea of eating insects as absurd. And pretty gross.
But with some two billion people around the world eating insects as part of their regular diet, I wonder if we could one day get used to it here in Wales? One couple based in Pembrokeshire certainly thinks so.
New research from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) suggests that Welsh diners want restaurants and cafes to serve more sustainable meals as eating out restrictions are eased.
Covid-19 has shaken our complacency about where our food comes from to the core. Research shows that people do not want to just return to how things were before, and many of us say we want to make better choices that will support people, animals and our environment.
But how do we put words into action? As more of us seek to minimise our impact on the planet, simply choosing to eat more organic food can offer an easy, trusted way to be more sustainable in our daily lives.
With more of us than ever now working from home, rustling up an organic breakfast can be an easy way to incorporate more planet-friendly food into what we eat every day. This bircher muesli recipe with apple and almond butter is hearty, delicious, and most of the prep is done the night before.