Going Green

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bugs Give Their All To Combat Hunger

I hope it doesn't come to that. I just don't see much meat on a "beetle" steak!


Eat insects to beat world hunger,
UN scientists sayLarvae, crickets and worms are rich in proteins and minerals that are essential to the human body; experts advise eating bugs during drought and other crises.

Chiang Mai (AsiaNews/Agencies) – “I definitely think they can assist,” said German biologist V.B. Meyer-Rochow, who regularly eats insects and wore a T-shirt with a harlequin longhorn beetle to an UN-sponsored workshop this month on promoting bugs as a food source. Almost 40 scientists from 15 countries gathered in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, home to several dozen restaurants serving insects and other bugs.

Some of their proposals are...(complete article here).

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