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The United Nations wants you to eat bugs

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I’m just telling you what they told me.

You know that kid in school who would eat bugs? Remember how you thought he’d never amount to much? Well, you were right: He went and joined the UN.

BBC News:

Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.

The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution…

However it admits that “consumer disgust” remains a large barrier in many Western countries.

Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently “underutilised” as food for people and livestock, the report says. Insect farming is “one of the many ways to address food and feed security”…

The authors point out that insects are nutritious, with high protein, fat and mineral content.

Oh, and also: They’re insects.

“Yeah, I’ll have a beetleburger, some french flies, and… oh, can I start off with some cricket salad? Also, I’ll need a very large bag to vomit it all up into. That’ll be great.”

Thanks for the advice, United Nations. You first, geniuses.