Can bugs be … delicious? | AJ+

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Edible insects like crickets, grasshoppers and ants are a nutritious and sustainable alternative protein source that could help feed the world’s rapidly growing population, according to a 2013 UN report. But a lot of folks – especially in the West – are grossed out by the idea of eating them. So what’s the psychology of that disgust, and is there a way to overcome it? #EdibleInsects #Bugs #Insects

HOST/PRODUCER: Yara Elmjouie
PRODUCERS: Serena Ajbani, Maral Satari
SENIOR PRODUCER: Tabish Talib
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Sarah Nasr

EDITORS: Serena Ajbani, Yara Elmjouie, Maral Satari, Tabish Talib
FINISHING EDITOR: Nanako Pierce
ANIMATOR: Mat Sesti
MAP ANIMATION: Rachid Mkansi

CAMERA: Serena, Ajbani, Tabish Talib, Yara Elmjouie
BRANDING/LOGO: Mohammad Aklik, Mohammad Kakhi

FEATURING: Joseph Yoon (Brooklyn Bugs), Rachel Herz (Neuroscientist and Author of That’s Disgusting, Brown University), Ed McFarland (Ed’s Lobster Bar), AJ+ Staff

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