Insect market, Cambodia
Insect market in Cambodia. Photo: Alf Igel / CC

Bug eaters

Breeding insects is a serious alternative source of protein for the world’s population.

There are between 200 and 2000 kg of insects for every person in the world. Around 80% of the world’s population already eat insects, choosing from some 1400 edible species. Haven’t tried them yet? In fact, though you may not know it, you eat around half a kilo of insects a year, because they accidentally end up in products like ketchup, flour and chocolate.

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