Mealworms: a stable feed for reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish; a possible key to reducing the plastic choking our ecosystems; and a healthy, environmentally friendly, and easy to raise source of protein which may aid in reducing world-hunger. Sounds good, but what is a mealworm?
Mealworms earned their place in western culture as an ideal protein source for birds and reptiles, as well as as fishing bait, and for their ease of care. Mealworms are not picky about humidity, temperature, or food source and are cheap to purchase.
Julie Lesnik takes us on a journey through time focused on the evolution of human diets. She goes beyond showing how insects have been a part of our diets since humans were hominids. The explanations concerning the roles of men and women in the hunter/gatherer tribes is a real eye opener.