Scientists are looking for sustainable alternative to traditional foodstuffs as the world's population increases.

 

This article titled “The future of food: insects, GM rice and edible packaging are on the menu” was written by Killian Fox, for The Observer on Saturday 15th June 2013 23.01 UTC

Eating insects

Two billion people around the world, primarily in south-east Asia and Africa, eat insects – locusts, grasshoppers, spiders, wasps, ants – on a regular basis. Now, with food scarcity a growing threat, efforts are being made to normalise the concept of entomophagy, or the consumption of insects, for the other 5 billion. Last year, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) published a list of more than 1,900 edible species of insects; the EU, meanwhile, offered its member states $3m to research the use of insects in cooking.

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