Edible insects on the menu – what’s the nutritional content?

As the world population increases the growth of the livestock sector is increasing at an unsustainable rate. Therefore, alternative sources of protein must be identified. Insects can be farmed at a relatively low economic and environmental cost, so could we be adding insects to our shopping lists in the future? Insects are not a new food. We have eaten insects for thousands of years and over 2 billion people around the world enjoy eating them on a regular basis. You may be familiar with watching TV celebrities eat crickets, mealworms and caterpillars during bush tucker trials, but there is a huge variety of insects – over 2000 known edible insect species! Insects also have a wide variety o

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