Nov 19, 2018
'Crunchy but sawdust-like': Our verdict on edible insects
Sainsbury's says it is the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects, and packets of Eat Grub's smoky BBQ crunchy roasted crickets will be sold in 250 stores across the country from this week. Eat Grub says that gram-for-gram its dried crickets contain more protein than beef, chicken and pork, as well as minerals like iron and calcium. A 2013 report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation found that eating insects could even help fight world hunger and reduce pollution. In some parts of the world certain insects are considered delicacies but here in the UK we still have a long way to go. As a fun way of raising awareness about sustainable eating, edible insects are definitely food for thought.
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