The future of food production cuts some pretty startling figures, with global food scarcity set to kick in by 2050.
Meat production is predicted to be among the hardest hit sectors, which suggests the time has come to seriously look at alternative and sustainable protein sources - like eating insects.
Insect consumption is nothing new, and has wormed its way into the public consciousness in recent years. But are you ready to take the plunge and grow your own?
If so, there's a new bit of kit that might make that next step more accessible - the new insect growing pod.
It consists of five stackable trays that can be placed anywhere in the home, even on the kitchen countertop, and produces between 100-300 grams of mealworms per harvest.
The mealworms can be fed fruit and vegetable waste, and you can even use their frass (mealworm faeces) as plant fertiliser - if you dare.
Once they're big enough to eat, it's a case of sieving to separate the mealworms and pupae from the frass (mealworm poop).
To prepare the mealworms for cooking, place the mealworms in the freezer for 30 minutes, much like the process for shellfish. Then get to frying or baking the mealworms at a high heat for two-three minutes and getting creative with your recipes.
Photo courtesy of BeoBia
The project launched on crowdfunding website Kickstarter on 7 July reached their financial target within seven hours. So watch this space, this could be the future of protein at home.