Researchers in the Netherlands used three factors — land usage, energy needs and greenhouse gas emissions — to compare the environmental impact of mealworm farms to chicken, pork, beef or milk farms. The study in the journal PLoS One showed that mealworm farming produced more edible protein using the same amount of land and less energy and produce less greenhouse gases than other meat-producing animals. What they said they are looking for is a ” a more efficient, and more sustainable system of food production”. They are so off base on this one. What they should be asking is, “Can you deep fry it and sprinkle powdered sugar on it”? If the answer is yes then we have a winner for the typical obese American!