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Insects: Food of the Future?

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May 13, 2013
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The UN's Food and Agriculture organization has called on Western consumers to get over their disgust of insects as they are a great source of protein. In many countries around the world, people are already munching on beetles, caterpillars and wasps. And now even flies are being used to create animal feed.


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