When it comes to saving the planet, we're hungry for answers, and if experts are correct we should eat more bugs.
A UN climate-change report this week called for change to the human diet - particularly eating meat - to curb greenhouse-gas emissions and the impacts of global warming.
The special report on climate change and land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the need to preserve and restore forests, which soak up carbon from the air.
Cattle raised on pastures created by clearing are particularly emission-intensive.
Cows are also thirsty beasts and produce large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as they digest their food.
The report reckons balanced diets featuring plant-based and sustainably produced animal-sourced food (read insects) would be good and good for us.
Instead of global warming, we should be global swarming.
Authorities in the UK and the UN are already championing the benefits of bugs as a way to future-proof food supply AND save the planet.
This buzz stems from the fact insects are environmentally friendly, take up fewer natural resources than rearing livestock, and are also a healthy alternative to meat.
If the public response is "crickets", well exactly.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation 100g of crickets contains 121 calories, 12.9g of protein and 5.5g of fat.
Compare that to 100g of ground beef which has more protein, but is also much higher in fat.
Silkworms have twice the level of antioxidants as olive oil.
There's no data yet on flies or mozzies, but if feasible, Australia would be at the forefront of industrial scale free range insect farming.
It appears the only thing holding us back is what experts term the "Yuck" factor.
The "Yuck" factor arises every time the word "larvae" is mentioned in the same sentence as "dinner".
This despite the fact two billion people around the world already dine out on variations of said ingredient.
Whether they do it voluntarily or because they are exceedingly hungry, research is unclear.
It's hardly a case of biting off more than we can chew. Experts suggest we can grind the bugs and larvae up and not even notice the difference.
Enthusiasm for edible insects is championed by no less a dietary diva than the at times exceedingly gaunt Angela Jolie, who suggests "Crickets, you start with crickets. Crickets and a beer and then you kind of move up to tarantulas."
Probably lots of beer.
As unpalatable as these ideas might seem to westerners beefed up on beef, remember sushi used to be considered weird and wacky, and prawns, although ugly to look at, are delicious.
Perhaps one day we'll feel the same about maggots.