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Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet?

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Todd Reubold

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clockJun 12 2015, 13:39 UTC
494 Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet?
Common insect food stall in Bangkok, Thailand. Counter-clockwise, from the back-left to the front - locusts, bamboo-worms, moth chrysalis, crickets, scorpions, diving beetles and giant water beetles. They are deep fried. Photographed by Takoradee, Flickr.

Around the world two billion people eat insects on a regular basis. The current hotbeds — or should we say, hot pots — of consumption include Latin America, central Africa and Southeast Asia. As we look for new ways to feed a burgeoning global population, will entomophagy spread to other corners of the globe?

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Infographic by Anna Egelhoff

 

Researched by John Sisser.

Article originally posted by Ensia. See the original article here.


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