Insects could turn out to be healthy food as they contain reduced levels of fat and cholesterol, have high levels of minerals and double the amount of the protein contained in meat and fish.
Entomophagists, a term used to describe the people who eat bugs, have interested farmers who have begun to produce food to meet their special needs. They are trying to give a good spread of snails, scorpions ,worms and tarantulas.
The EU is encouraging this idea of promoting culinary insects and is now exploring its possibilities.
The UN is of the opinion that such micro-livestock can be a good source of nutrition especially when the conventional food resources fall short. Another important aspect is that insects are also environmentally friendly and they require much reduced food and space.