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Scientists suggest we need to eat insects to get our protein


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A group of scientists at the University of Queensland believe eating insects will help provide protein for "an overpopulated world."


Meat Science Professor Dr. Louwrens Hoffman says the livestock industry won't be able to provide enough to meet demand and that we should look to insects for alternatives.


Dr. Hoffman said:

"An overpopulated world is going to struggle to find enough protein unless people are willing to open their minds, and stomachs, to a much broader notion of food,"
"Would you eat a commercial sausage made from maggots? What about other insect larvae and even whole insects like locusts? The biggest potential for sustainable protein production lies with insects and new plant sources."
"In other words, insect protein needs to be incorporated into existing food products as an ingredient. For example, one of my students has created a very tasty insect ice-cream."

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