Eating insects

As well as doing excellent science on selfish genes and sex, my PhD student Rudi Verspoor also has a sideline in investigating the potential for eating insects to save the world. Insects are extremely efficient at converting plant to easily digestible protein, far more so than cows, sheep or fish. If we moved to using insect protein instead of mammal protein, this could help feed the world. Here is a video Rudi and his colleagues produced about their work for Bugs for Life on the consumption of insects in areas of Benin where hunger is a serious threat.

 

And here is something about making haggis even worse by making it from mealworms, in what is probably the worst plan ever.

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