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UN Eating insects could be the key to meeting food needs of growing global population

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Damian Carrington
London Guardian [1]
Aug 1, 2010

Saving the planet one plateful at a time does not mean cutting back on meat, according to new research: the trick may be to switch our diet to insects and other creepy-crawlies.

The raising of livestock such as cows, pigs and sheep occupies two-thirds of the world’s farmland and generates 20% of all the greenhouse gases driving global warming. As a result, the United Nations and senior figures want to reduce the amount of meat we eat and the search is on for alternatives.

A policy paper on the eating of insects is being formally considered by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The FAO held a meeting on the theme in Thailand in 2008 and there are plans for a world congress in 2013.

Professor Arnold van Huis, an entomologist at Wageningen University in Belgium and the author of the UN paper, says eating insects has advantages.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/aug/01/insects-food-emissions

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[3] Global warming researchers says eating bugs better for environment than eating meat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/global-warming-researchers-says-eating-bugs-better-for-environment-than-eating-meat.html

[4] Insects will be important part of diet by 2020, says scientist: http://www.prisonplanet.com/insects-will-be-important-part-of-diet-by-2020-says-scientist.html

[5] Veggies are wrong and eating less meat will NOT save planet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/veggies-are-wrong-and-eating-less-meat-will-not-save-planet.html

[6] Flashback: USDA ‘Doesn’t Know’ if You Are Eating Cloned Meat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flashback-usda-%e2%80%98doesn%e2%80%99t-know%e2%80%99-if-you-are-eating-cloned-meat.html

[7] ‘Stop eating meat to save the planet from global warming’, Health Secretary tells Britons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stop-eating-meat-to-save-the-planet-from-global-warming-health-secretary-tells-britons.html

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