Around this time of year, I like to remind people about food, and privilege, and not taking things for granted. And right on time…. I stumbled across this fascinating student blog!
It’s a “personal sustainability project:”
“As part of my Contemporary Issues Class at CCA, I am taking on a Personal Sustainability Project. My PSP will focus on living a more sustainable diet through raising my own “minilivestock” by rearing, harvesting, and incorporating insects in my own daily diet. In addition to my PSP, I will use design to help further the voice of an existing organization or create my own.”
It clearly was a huge undertaking, since she reared her own mealworms. Drop by her blog and give Rosanna props for spreading the good news of insect food!
Her project has additional significance in light of the recent PNAS paper that found that corn is the basis of almost all fast food consumed in the US:
“Eating a diet of meat from corn-fed animals hasn’t been linked to any specific health effects in humans. But it has resulted in widespread environmental degradation, including drained water supplies, degraded soils, and reliance on fossil fuels for fertilizer, pesticides and farm machinery fuel, says preventive medicine physician Bob Lawrence, director of the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health…”
He left out “fuel to haul the corn back and forth.”