Bugs for breakfast : how eating insects could help save the planet

by Boone, Mary, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2022
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 641.696 Boo
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 592 B64
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 592 B64
Most North Americans would rather squish a bug than eat it. But mopane worms are a tasty snack in Zimbabwe, baby bees are eaten right out of the can in Japan, and grasshopper tacos are popular in Mexico. More than one-fourth of the world's population eats insects--a practice called entomophagy. Bugs for Breakfast helps middle-grade readers understand the role insects fill in feeding people around the world. Readers will be introduced to the insect specialties and traditions around the globe. They'll discover how nutritious bugs can be and why dining on insects is more environmentally friendly than eating traditional protein sources. Kids will see how making small changes in their own diets could help ensure no one goes hungry. It even includes 13 insect recipes! No doubt about it: teachers, librarians, and parents are hungry for books that entice young readers to be active participants in science. Bugs for Breakfast may not completely remove the yuck-factor from the notion of eating bugs, but it will open young readers' minds to what is happening in the world around them.
When grub really is a grub
Crickets, bees, and ants, oh my
A different kind of farming
Powered by bugs
Burping, farting cows
What's slowing the bug trend?
I swallowed a what?
Pass the bugs, please
They're not just for humans
DIY cricket farming
Can insects fix food supply problems?
Your questions answered
Will my bug diet really make a difference?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Although most Americans consider bugs to be pests rather than dinner, one in four people around the world practices entomophagy, aka eating insects. In this high-interest offering, Boone makes a case that becoming an entomophage, or insect eater, is not only a great way to eat more protein but a revolutionary way to save the environment. After looking at bug eating on other continents, the upbeat text compares cattle versus bug farming and relates the environmental benefits of the latter. So, what's stopping Americans from the switch? Boone considers such reasons as culture, price, and marketing. Other chapters are full of surprises, including bug secretions in the form of candy-coating shells we already eat (jelly beans, anyone?), insect farmer and baker entrepreneurs, dog treats made from insects, and even how eating insects could fix the current food supply problems. For budding bug connoisseurs, additional chapters provide insect recipes and information on DIY cricket farming. While photos are scant, the right combination of gross-out content and environmental awareness makes this an appetizing selection."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Cooking (Insects) -- Juvenile literature.
Edible insects -- Juvenile literature.
Cooking (Insects)
Edible insects.
Publisher Chicago, Illinois :Chicago Review Press,2022
Language English
Description 120 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1641605383
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