Is eating insects safe? The hidden dangers of insect consumption

Why no insect-eating research before experimenting on livestock and humans?

new realities.
6 min readOct 5, 2021

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The narrative of the climate “pros” that come with eating insects are seeping into mainstream consciousness again. Eat bugs, use less land, less CO2, feed people cheaply for more profit. Sensible, right?

But the narrative of human and animal cons of eating insects loom large, while many potentially life-threatening unknowns — from new cross-species viruses, mycotoxin…

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