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The protein-rich superfood most Europeans won’t eat – BBC News

Insects are a rich, nutrition-dense source of protein embraced by much of the world. Why is the West so squeamish about eating them?



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“People’s perceptions of food do change, but slowly,” says Alexander. He points to the example of lobster, which for many years was considered a highly undesirable food and often served in prisons, before it became a luxury good. “It was so plentiful that there was a law forbidding people from feeding lobster to prisoners more than twice a week.”
Sagari says the best commercial proposition is to grind insects into powders and include them in processed food, rather than serving them whole as a snack….

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