I’m challenging myself to fundraise for Greenpeace #BECAUSE.....
It’s food revolution time!
I am fundraising for Greenpeace by challenging myself to cook and eat 7 delicious bug recipes! I will share my recipes with everyone who makes a gift and provides me with their email.
Why am I doing this? Because our industrial food system is heating up our planet. It depends on intensive fossil fuel use and growing practices that threaten natural ecosystems and causes up to 37% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
Raising cows, pigs and chickens is so resource intensive that it actually generates as much greenhouse gas emissions as all cars, trucks and automobiles combined. Cattle ranchers also have to clear cut millions of square kilometers of forests for grazing pastures to keep up with demand, decimating natural climate cooling “carbon sinks.”
Bugs on the other hand, have a much lower environmental impact. They don’t need a lot of water, they don't take up a lot of space nor do they eat large quantities of food. According to Andrea Liceaga, an associate professor of food science at Purdue University’s College of Agriculture, their feed to growth ratio is almost 1 to 1. They are also good for you: high in protein, full of healthy fats, iron, and calcium — and low in carbohydrates. And apparently...delicious. I've never eaten them before so I'll confirm this as I go!
We need a global food revolution that changes the way we grow and produce what we eat. The brilliant and dedicated Greenpeace team is working hard to make this happen.
With your support, they can do even more. Please chip in with a donation of $25, $50 or whatever you can afford to support my fundraising campaign.
Thank you for your support ❤️
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Pesto cricket pasta was delicious!Monday 1st Feb
Thank you to my donors
Make sure the bugs are deep fried first!
Laurence Lavigne Lalonde
t'es hot! je t'aime
Anne Marie Byrnes
Go Julie! <3
Please let us know when you are eating bugs, so we can dine with you.
I'm so proud of you every day Julie. I love you. Love, Grandma
Merci de nous aider à sauver la planète. Cependant, ne mange pas trop d’insectes. Ils sont très utiles pour la biodiversité...
You are so adventurous - eating bugs! Good challenge and cause! 💕
Keep up eating bugs
Good luck .. Ill try and make one of your recipes..
You are inspirational. Francine and Barry
C’est effectivement une avenue à explorer et à implanter tranquillement! Très belle cause! Pas encore prête moi-même à jumper in, je peux cependant dire ceci, t’as toute mon admiration !
Oh my god Julie! This is such a good challenge.
Wow Julie! It takes a lot of courage to take such an initiative. All the best!
Wow you are so brave Julie!!! Good Luck!!!
Great idea! I've tried cricket flour in cookies and it tasted like whole wheat flour. I think this is truly the food of the future!
Keep up the good work!