Breeding insects for human consumption

Breeding insects for human consumption

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Credit: PHILIPPE PSAILA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Breeding insects for human consumption. Scientist with desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) that are being bred for human consumption. This company is the first in Europe authorised to breed insects as food for humans. Insects contain a far higher protein content that meat from traditional farm animals. It is thought that insect-sourced protein could be the answer to food shortage problems of the future. Breeding insects is also far less labour intensive and has a much lower impact on the environment. Photographed at Micronutris, Toulouse, France.

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