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U.N.: Consider Eating Bugs

As part of a new report that looked at deforestation and global population growth, the U.N. says some bugs can be a nutritious food source and that bugs are just one of the many resources provided by forests. Though an official cautioned, “We are not saying that people should be eating bugs,” they aren’t exactly saying you shouldn’t be eating bugs either. According to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization report, “Insects are a highly nutritious and healthy food source with high fat, protein, vitamin, fiber and mineral content.” An FAO representative said, “Insects are just one resource provided by forests, and insects are pretty much untapped for their potential for food, and especially for feed.” They also called for more bug farming. Just in case you’re curious as how best to prepare your new insect entrée, The Daily Beast has posted this handy guide to bug cuisine …

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