Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Now the U.N. says edible insects are the future of food

Since I posted Eating bugs on the Beeb, the idea of eating insects has attracted even more attention, as the United Nations issued a report last month on the topic saying it was a good idea.  Al Jazeera English gives more details in UN says eating insects could tackle world hunger.

The United Nations says that eating insects might provide one of the answers to global hunger. There are 19-hundred edible insect species on the planet and 40 tons of insects to every human. Insects are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and do not damage the environment. But the UN admits that getting over people's squeamishness will be a big challenge. Al Jazeera's Jessica Baldwin, reports from London.
You don't have to wait until insects are grown commercially.  Tech Feed shows how one can Grow Your Own Edible Insects?!

A few weeks ago, we told you how t3D-Printed food may be made from insect parts. Annie explains how now, you can grow your own edible insects right in your kitchen with Lepsis.
Welcome to "our food is a science project," which just happens to be the most memorable comment one of my students made yesterday while watching Food, Inc.

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