Bug-based meals are healthy, sustainable, and inexpensive to produce. But even though at least 2 billion people around the world enjoy creepy-crawly critters as a dietary staple, most foodies in the Western hemisphere still aren’t biting.

In the Gross Science video below, host Anna Rothschild explains why insects don’t tantalize European and American palates, what they taste like, and why we should reconsider their edible potential.

[h/t The Kid Should See This]