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Tapping into the World of Bugs to Solve Food Demand

by Savitha C Muppala on May 24, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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 Tapping into the World of Bugs to Solve Food Demand

Did you know that worms can be a source of proteins, vitamins and minerals?

Thailand may give us some lessons on innovative thinking to find answers to the growing global food crisis by exploring the world of insects.

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More recently, The United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization has come out with a booklet about worms that can become food. This is especially important as the demand for food is forecasted to grow by 60% by 2050.

Apparently, a study into this area showed that bugs have already been tapped as a potential source of food in rural areas. People did make a meal healthy meal out of worms like crickets and grasshoppers. Little wonder that in Thailand, cricket farming alone is a $30 million industry.

 Indeed, opening a can of worms can now be a positive move!

Source: Medindia
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