Insects for human consumption

Insects for human consumption

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Caption: Insects for human consumption. Dish made using mealworms and house crickets (Acheta domesticus) that have been bred for human consumption. Mealworms are the larvae of the mealworm beetle (Tenebrio molitor). 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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