Title

On the Crisis of World Hunger and Insects

Advisor(s)

Sharanya Choudhury; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Advisor(s)

Peter Baffoe; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #2: Zero Hunger

Start Date

29-4-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

29-4-2020 11:15 AM

Abstract

Even today, some places around the globe struggle to attain the basics of human survival, the lowest tier of the human condition. With the increasing human population, the demand for a food source that is cheap, land efficient, and nutritional is ever increasing. A possible food source that meets these requirements is insects. The consumption of insects is more cost, land, and even water efficient than other foods, while still maintaining nutritional value. By slowly accustoming the world to the consumption of insects, the crisis of world hunger could be immensely minimized. In our study, we will showcase the crisis of world hunger, and then present a possible solution, the globalization of the intake of insects. We will support both parts with statistics from reliable sources and thoroughly analyze the issue at hand to properly present a solution and back our claim.

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On the Crisis of World Hunger and Insects

Even today, some places around the globe struggle to attain the basics of human survival, the lowest tier of the human condition. With the increasing human population, the demand for a food source that is cheap, land efficient, and nutritional is ever increasing. A possible food source that meets these requirements is insects. The consumption of insects is more cost, land, and even water efficient than other foods, while still maintaining nutritional value. By slowly accustoming the world to the consumption of insects, the crisis of world hunger could be immensely minimized. In our study, we will showcase the crisis of world hunger, and then present a possible solution, the globalization of the intake of insects. We will support both parts with statistics from reliable sources and thoroughly analyze the issue at hand to properly present a solution and back our claim.