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

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

 


 
 

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