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UN Encourages Us to Eat Insects as Part of a Nutrition-Rich Diet

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360392784_115c86018dAccording to a report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization insects can provide all needed nutrients and proteins to undernourished children.

The report, which was presented at a news conference in Rome, states that insects are not only a valuable food supplement, which is already consumed by more than 2 million people around the world, but they also have low environmental footprint.

In addition, many insects are a great source of fiber and can provide copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and many other minerals required by the human organisms.

Scientists have already established that the nutritional value of many insects is very close to that of lean red meat and fish, especially when it comes to protein content.

The report also indicates that in many parts of the world some insects are considered delicacy, and should not be overlooked even by the fussiest eaters.

[Editor’s note: I suggest UN members who proposed this to eat these bugs themselves first, and then we’ll follow – just like Bear Grylls did – yuck!]

 

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