We Need to Eat Bugs & Insects to Save the Planet

Are insects the sustainable food source of the future? Find out if eating bugs will save the planet.

0:00 Introduction: Should we eat bugs?
0:47 Are bugs a good alternative protein source?
2:11 Bugs vs. beef
2:35 Insects and pathogens
4:12 Check out my video on what you SHOULD be eating for your health!

In this video, we’re going to take a look at edible bugs as an alternative protein source. Some say that we should be eating bugs by 2050 because of the growing population. Some blame climate change or claim that beef is not sustainable and that we need to find other sources of food.

One hundred grams of bugs contains about 12 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat, and 5 grams of carbs. If we were to eat insects as food, we’d need to eat 4x to 8x this amount to get enough protein! It could become quite expensive to consume this many bugs each day.

The cost of edible insects could be lowered by lowering the quality of what they’re fed, but then the bugs will be less nutritious with less protein. Eating insects would also require people to give up their cultural and traditional foods which is not likely.

When you compare bugs to beef, insects do not come close in terms of protein or nutritional value.

Insects also carry pathogens. A 2019 study evaluated several cricket farms that were developing edible insects. Around 81% of the crickets had parasites and 30% were potentially pathogenic. There's also a higher incidence of worms, viruses, bacteria, and fungus in crickets.

If you have an allergy to shellfish, you may also have an allergy to edible insects because they contain a similar protein.

Bugs have an exoskeleton mainly composed of chitin which is an antinutrient and can not be digested by our microbiome. Chitin also blocks vitamins A and E.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this increases your awareness about the reality of eating insects. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @senseicorey9979 says:

    I’m will not eat the bugs, I will not live in the pod.

  • @joelkirby3430 says:

    No way for this Cowboy 😊

  • @isaiasviana8419 says:

    I do not consent.

    • @speedballbustanutinc.4512 says:

      Unless you’re armed and ready to die then you will eat the bugs😅

    • @isaiasviana8419 says:

      @@speedballbustanutinc.4512 i am ready and willing… Just like I was willing to lose my career over forced needles for a plandemic, I am ready&willing to disincarnate for my belief and stand against entities attempt to coerce or manufacture my consent.

  • @user-fh9jp1vu6l says:

    I see what a bug does to me when it bites me. noway am I going to eat ze bugz Klaus and Gates can have mine

  • @user-kf8wb2cq4f says:

    The “Great” Reset by the Mega Wealthy.

  • @AscendantStoic says:

    Nah, we definitely do not need to eat bugs to save anything 😅

  • @KingsportMan says:

    What I’ve never understood about the logic behind eating bugs is that chickens already eat bugs. People should eat more chicken if they truly believe cattle are harming the environment. There’s no reason to start eating bugs.

  • @MiguelHenry says:

    Count me out.
    Don’t ever count me in.

  • @offgridphilosophy7959 says:

    I’m very happy to see the amount of red pilled people that are woke in the common sense way in the comments here. There is hope! ❤

  • @MelodyJuneInPa says:

    Many insects are deadly for people with crustacean shellfish allergies. So, one more reason insects are a “no” for us.

    • @howdydocowgirlcowgirl181 says:

      💯 agree. Here’s what I just commented:
      People who are allergic to shellfish etc are also allergic to zeebugz. But all we hear are crickets 🦗 on the matter (pun intended)

    • @toomuchdebt5669 says:

      They already know this fact. So there us no other reason to promote toxic food other than to incrementally delete and sicken many people. While making profits from pharmaceuticals therapies.

    • @melissajohanesonrice7055 says:

      Thank you ! I have a shellfish allergy!

    • @lbj2642 says:

      Grasshoppers are ok according to the Bible. But Shellfish isn’t according to the Bible.

    • @liuqiuokiman7302 says:

      A certain type of grasshopper .

  • @amyjohnson7834 says:

    Not ever going to eat a single bug! Going to keep up my grass fed farm instead

  • @Voicist says:

    The allergen in shellfish that is also present in many insects is called tropomyosin

  • @mariapaiva2844 says:

    I feel bad for the new generation, I might be gone by then…May God have mercy on us, and protect us all. Thank you Dr. Berg for your wonderful work, I’m alwys learning with you and improving my health. Thank you!!

  • @evaprsasimonovic1433 says:

    This is just outrageous! Let the propagators eat them!

  • @Miami799 says:

    This video needs to be shown to every everyone all over the world. So much accurate information. Dr. Berg just crushed the whole argument that the WEF pushes. Thank you Dr. Berg!!

  • @MarieWilliams027 says:

    Exactly! You nailed it. It’s more likely infested bugs, not the premium stuff. Let them eat their cockroaches and flies with their “porky pies” 🪳🪰😅. Thank you so much for keeping it real, logic and professional, Dr Berg. Love your work and sarcasm. Cheers 👍🏻💖

  • @Dr._Wan___PharmD says:

    Don’t worry, those food companies will make them highly delectable and unhealthy like 82% of the foods they manufacture nowadays.

  • @Lumi_OF_Girl says:

    They should eat zhe bugz not uz!

  • @davidboyden1693 says:

    When doctors drink the Kool-aid and nurses dance on TikTok, Darwin pits his gloves on and punches in for some overtime! 😂

  • @AnnoyedDragon says:

    The people who want us to eat bugs to save the planet; flew private jet to eat wagyu steak, before getting on stage to tell the little people to make sacrifices…

    The level of contempt they hold for the people who enable their luxurious lifestyle.

    • @tenkaistar1089 says:

      Exactly! I despise everything the WEF stands for.

    • @1dilligaf says:

      The problem is the people that are buying this crap and it’s sickening

    • @nu_merick says:

      very true!

    • @PhantomFilmAustralia says:

      Climate scientists want you to eat steak. Forbes broadcasted a hearing of the “House & Transportation Committee” having absolutely no clue on how much CO2 there is in the atmosphere. The committee guessed between 5% and 8%. Scientists and experts in the field enlightened the committee that the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is in fact 0.04%, up from 0.01% from 30 years ago. Experts also concluded that if the CO2 levels drop below 0.02% plant life begins to die. This data proves that we are far closer to killing plant life than we are killing ourselves. Save a tree, eat a cow.

    • @MidnightLight. says:

      This comment says it all.

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