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Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet?

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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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  • Davy Jan. 1st, 2015
    Insects can feed the planet, but we must make them look attractive! And it is possible, look at that : www.bugs-cafe.com
  • laura Sep. 8th, 2015
    i would like to us your infographic as an educational poster for a teaching kitchen.
    please let me know if this is possible - you've done a great job depicting all the necessary information

    thank you
  • Fred Apr. 17th, 2018
    My students are eating bugs in class in may and should all eat them
  • larry Apr. 17th, 2018
    No Way! ours are too!
  • Mike Apr. 17th, 2018
    There should be more resteraunts with bugs.
  • Anthony Jan. 23rd, 2020
    insects are gross and can carry diseases that can harm humans
  • Mr. Kandarajan Gopalakrishna Mar. 31st, 2020
    I think insects are very tasty (I like the crunchy crickets). They taste so good. Like fresh vegetables like broccoli, carrots, beans, and more. Please change your mind.
  • Aidan Jordan Jan. 14th, 2021
    1. you can eat more of a cricket then you can a cow
    2. cows and ants have the same amount of protein per 100 g
  • kyli Jan. 29th, 2021
    this is interesting right also gave me the chills though
  • Ray May. 17th, 2022
  • Braden Stevens Aug. 30th, 2022
    Eating insects can help fight hunger and food insecurity. They are a fantastic source of nutrients like protein and food at times when the production of commonly eaten staple African food crops like maize fails due to the changing climate droughts or insect pest damage.
  • James McClain Aug. 30th, 2022
    no because even though they have a lot of value it can gross a lot of people out and its just weird.
  • Elijah Huxel Sep. 26th, 2022
  • Leah Dunlap-Cruz Sep. 26th, 2022
    I seriously don't know how these people actually eat bugs! In my opinion, bugs themselves are gross!But that's my opinion.
  • bugs Feb. 1st, 2023
    Bugs are healthy and delicous
  • Bug Feb. 1st, 2023
    Bugs taste like penuts and ramen
  • Lincoln Feb. 28th, 2024
    i"ve never tride one yet!
  • been Apr. 24th, 2024
    crickets taste like crunchy peanut butter btw
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