Insects for human consumption

Insects for human consumption

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Caption: Insects for human consumption. Close-up of a dish prepared using house crickets (Acheta domesticus) that have been bred for human consumption. 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 in Nice, France.

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