Groceries too expensive? Try eating some bugs.


Looking for a cheap, high-protein meal? Scientists are suggesting that insects might be a worthwhile addition to our diets. They're cheap. They're nutritious. And eating them helps the environment, when compared to eating traditional meats.

But this is going a little too far: Suggesting that insects are going to take the place of our crunchy snacks. Let's see.... Popcorn or bugs? Which shall I choose?

They say bugs are regularly eaten in 113 countries around the world, so maybe it's just a matter of time before they become commonplace here too. And if the grocery bill gets high enough, bugs might start looking better and better. (Well, not to me!) A few suggestions for preparing your meal of bugs: sautéed caterpillars, stir-fried crickets, grubs wrapped in banana leaves, and deep fried insects. I think I'll pass.

Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, MBA, CFE performs fraud examinations and financial investigations for her company Sequence Inc. Forensic Accounting, and is the author of Essentials of Corporate Fraud.