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Bugs: It’s What’s For Dinner

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(Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Bugs. We swat them, spray them, and step on them. But maybe we should be eating them. At least that’s what the U.N. thinks.

In a 200 page report released Monday, The Food and Agriculture Organization suggested we look into using insects as a supplementary food source, stating that they are rich in protein and minerals and are far more environmentally friendly and “efficient” than their bovine counterparts. Plus, the sheer abundance and fast reproduction rates of insects could help alleviate worldwide hunger.

But does the thought of crunching down on a beetle sound gross? Consider that 2 billion people worldwide already eat bugs as a regular part of their diet. Okay, that doesn’t prove anything. In many parts of the world, insects are considered a delicacy. Okay, that doesn’t prove anything either. Well how about…

Okay, we got nothing. Eating bugs sounds pretty nasty, no matter how you look at it. What do you think?

Source: The Huffington Post


- Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio

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