09/27/2014 05:11 EDT | Updated 11/27/2014 05:59 EST

Why eatings insects may be on the menu of the future

A UBC researcher is suggesting that we should start looking to insects as a source of protein and the United Nations is warning that, in the future, we may have no choice.

It seems that looking outside the North American diet may be one way to make our food supply more sustainable.

The UN says, the way the earth's population is growing, eating bugs may be in our future by 2050.

To see what that future might look like, watch CBC reporter Deborah Goble's report in the above video.