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A new United Nations report that we should all insects. The report is from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. It is "Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security". The U.N. says it is important we eat insects to the Earth. It gave three reasons why we should be insects to our diet. The first is they are good for our health. "Insects healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish." The second reason is they are better for the environment than cows, sheep, and other animals. Finally, "insect farming" would millions of poor families around the world and a small business.

Many cultures already insects in their diet. The report says: "Many people around the world eat insects out of choice, largely because of the [tastiness]….More than 1, 900 species have reportedly been as food." However, most people in Western or "" countries think the idea of insects is disgusting. The report says governments need to Westerners about the benefits of eating bugs so they over the "disgust factor". Ento, a company in London that insect-based food, said it is difficult to get people to eat creepy-crawlies. It the "New Scientist" magazine: "On paper, insects are fantastic, but on a plate, most people won't them."

 


 
 

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