The earth’s population is growing at an exponential rate. Around 7 million people are born each year. At this rate, the world population is projected to reach 9 billion by 2050. We are on the brink of a global crisis due to our broken food system. Changes need to start with our animal agriculture system, which has a devastating effect on our planet. We are already using 70 percent of agricultural land to raise livestock. The demand for meat is so high the industry owners are cutting down our rainforests to make more room to grow crops to feed and raise the livestock. It will be impossible to keep up with this demand. How can we feed 9-plus billion people? Insects.
Insects could be the answer to global food sustainability. Entomophagy — the practice of eating bugs — may be foreign to many Westerners, but it is a common worldwide practice around since prehistoric times. Currently more than 2 billion people are eating insects as a delicacy or part of their regular diet. There are more than 1,900 edible insects — the most popular ones being beetles, ants, bees and caterpillars.
The idea of eating insects entered North America as a trendy new food. Cricket flour is slowly growing in popularity as a new option for baked goods. People like Chef David Gordon, Megan Miller, owner of Bitty Foods, and many other sustainability experts are helping to break down the barrier and show people insects are a delicious and healthy protein option.
So, the next time you decide to cook up some banana bread, try using cricket flour with a recipe from Bitty Foods.
Visiting a new city for the first time can be overwhelming. With so much to see, a walking tour can be an effective way to see a city’s landmarks and learn a thing or two. These U.S. cities offer a variety of walking tours, whether you want to see popular attractions or hidden gems.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Martinique’s artisanal rum scene has been making waves in recent years, with the tiny island nation earning a reputation for producing the best rhum agricole in the Caribbean. The next time you’re in town, be sure to swing by these stops on the Route de Rhums.
Summer is already the season of soaking in the sun, enjoying warm weather with friends and family and skipping off to far-off destinations for vacation. Just add some R&R time at the spa and you have the ultimate reset button. Combine your love of travel and relaxation with a wellness-focused retreat.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.