How entrepreneurs are persuading Americans to eat insects


There are over 1,900 edible insect species on Earth, many of which are already part of the diet in many countries.

Source: CNBC

What’s for dinner?

According to Barclays, it just might be edible insects.

A new report by the investment bank cites the expanding market around the alternative protein source and predicts the edible bug industry could be worth $8 billion by 2030, up from a little under $1 billion just last year.

The product is already found in experimental cuisines and boasts an eco-friendly reputation. But it has yet to go mainstream, despite the proven market for meat alternatives.

The plant-based meat market generated revenue of $4.2 billion globally in 2018, driven largely by…


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