I cannot see the pleasure in all textural foods, nor can I see any valid reason to eat insects. But in Cambodia, 80 percent of the population still lives in rural areas and chronic malnourishment due to a lack of protein and essential vitamins continue to cause severe stunting among children.
Eating insects helps prevent anemia in developing country, and bugs such as the crickets require 12 times less feed than cattle to generate the same amount of protein. They also require much less land in order to breed. Other insects are cheaper than items such as fish and meat and are ideal for ensuring a more balanced diet.