Nicole Kidman's Favorite Food Is The Key To Saving The Environment

Photo: Nicole Kidman

Just last week, mbg proclaimed that bug proteins were about to go mainstream. "Insect proteins tend to be easier on the planet than traditional livestock and could therefore help feed a growing world," sustainability editor Emma Loewe wrote. "The United Nations has embraced them as a viable solution to the agricultural dilemmas we're already facing, declaring 'To meet the food and nutrition challenges of today—there are nearly 1 billion chronically hungry people worldwide—and tomorrow, what we eat and how we produce it needs to be re-evaluated. Inefficiencies need to be rectified and food waste reduced. We need to find new ways of growing food.'"

Now, Nicole Kidman is getting in on the trend. In a new video for Vanity Fair, the actress sits down for a multicourse meal of bugs. She chows down on live hornworms (they're "moist" and "chewy"), crickets ("like a hairy nut"), and fried grasshoppers ("exquisite"). She also notes that 2 billion people in the world eat bugs—although the less brave can chow down on a simple protein powder or bar.

You can watch the full video below.

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