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UN urges Australians to eat more bugs

A report today from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is urging more people in the West to consider insects as food.

The report says insects can help combat food shortages.

Skye Blackburn has been selling bugs for human consumption for five years and says insects are healthy, environmentally friendly and easy to grow.

"A lot of people are looking for alternative sources of protein because some people can't digest red meat properly, and bugs are definitely something that's easier to digest and you still get the protein," she said

For people trying bugs for the first time, Skye Blackburn recommends starting with a cricket.

"They're like tofu because they take on the flavor of their surroundings," said Ms Blackburn who described their flavor as "crunchy and nutty."

Source: science daily