Meat is being produced on a large scale and it requires a good amount of resources and space for raising the livestock.
In the future, especially if a global crisis erupts, be it natural or caused by human hand, meat production can drop significantly.
With the ever-growing expanse of human population, meat ratios will barely suffice anymore, so people will have to find newer and more sustainable alternatives to meat if they wish to reach the required protein intake.
Unless you are planning to become a vegetarian once meat won’t be widely available anymore, Australian scientists have come up with a sustainable solution – maggot sausages.
Of course, it may disturb both your mind and stomach by simply thinking of it.
However, to make matters more appealing, researchers at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, are combining critters with more common foods to help you overcome your mind’s tricks.
By merging maggots and locusts with sausages, these scientists are creating a sustainable insect-based diet that can fully replace your body’s protein needs.
Not only are maggots easier to grow, they also make you less prone to moral resentment.
And in case disaster strikes you will be able to find bugs in abundance…well, unless radioactivity will be a thing to worry about.
With this in mind, Australian food researchers are calling this biproduct the “meat of the future.”
However, it is still unclear how many of us will abide to this complementary dietary regime.
Would you eat a commercial sausage made from maggots? What about other insect larvae and even whole insects like locusts? The biggest potential for sustainable protein production lies with insects and new plant sources,” revealed Dr. Lowrens Hoffman.
With this said, people will have to become accustomed to this seemingly disgusting food source, but they should do it for their own survival.
An overpopulated world is going to struggle to find enough protein unless people are willing to open their minds, and stomachs, to a much broader notion of food,” believes Dr. Hoffman, claiming that current livestock production won’t be able to meet global requirements in the near future anymore.
And to not lose the protein intake we’re so reliant at present, you should seek alternative sources, with your best bet being maggots and other earth critters.
In other words, insect protein needs to be incorporated into existing food products as an ingredient,” Dr. Hoffman said, pointing out how one of his students “has created a very tasty insect ice cream.”
But will a pleasing taste be enough to lure your mind into accepting this type of food considered unusual or intolerable by pretty much every Westerner out there?
Of course, as Dr. Hoffman has outlined, “for many millions of people around the world they are a familiar part of their diet.”
To test this in the Western world, an ongoing experiment based on a report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that’s encouraging people to consume more insects is underway.
Until the final results of the insect food trials arrive, you have enough time to consider this option for yourself.
What do you think? Would you cross your mental boundaries and rely on insect-based products for your daily protein intake and overall nutrition? Or would you rather do this exclusively during a postapocalyptic scenario?