Eat bugs not bug spray
The entire concept of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides is nuts. One person’s pest is another person’s food, and killing something nutritious that you don’t eat makes no sense.
The U.S. is unique in its aversion to eating insects.
It might be informative to stroll down the road of food history, and speculate along the way of what might have been.
We started out as hunter-gatherers eating pastured animal foods, insects, and some plant foods. About 10,000 years ago, we switched to an agricultural (grain based) model. Insects also like to eat grains, so they, along with weeds, were put on the pest list, and here we are today, using tons of pesticides and herbicides to wipe out a food source, poisoning ourselves along the way. Are we dumb, or what?
What would have happened if we had maintained insects as a food, and figured out how to domesticate them? Wow! All of a sudden, no need for pesticides or herbicides. The weeds are food for the insects, so instead of killing them we would grow more!
Too bad that today, most of the insects in the U.S. are loaded with pesticides, hence toxic to eat.
Here is a great TED video on the subject: