This stunt is supposed to inspire other people to eat bugs for some reason.

Rachel Feltman of the Washington Post reports.

This college student is eating bugs for 30 days so you will too

If Cam Brantley-Rios can eat bugs for every meal, the Auburn University senior figures, then anyone can do it. In the hopes of inspiring potential insect-eaters across America, he’s committed himself to a 30-day challenge doing just that.For the next few weeks, he’s having bugs in every single meal.

“I don’t feel like I’m being adventurous at all,” Brantley-Rios said. “I’m a pretty picky eater.”

But a blossoming interest in entomophagy — otherwise known as eating bugs — pushed him to give crickets and worms a try. Brantley-Rios was fascinated by the growing popularity of making and eating bug-filled foods in the United States. Until recently, the practice was incredibly common in some areas of the world, but remained taboo here. That’s changing thanks to companies that tempt young health-seekers with benign and tasty bug-based products.

There are plenty of reasons to eat bugs: They’re a low-fat, high-fiber source of protein (crickets and mealworms pack an especially powerful punch) with extremely low carbon footprints. It takes much less energy to raise bug protein gram for gram than more traditional meats, so chowing on crickets ends up being both cheaper and more environmentally friendly than choosing a cheeseburger.

In fact, the United Nations released a report in 2013 urging western countries to embrace entomophagy for the good of the world.