BBC News, 18 January 2011:
Dutch scientist Arnold van Huis has advocated bugs as a healthy, green, alternative food, saying it is time to break old eating habits.
Insect dishes could be the answer to the global food crisis, shrinking land and water resources and climate-changing carbon emissions, he argued.
"Children don't have a problem with eating insects," he told Reuters.
Prof van Huis gives lectures, tastings and cookery classes with a master chef who prepares Dutch-farmed bugs.
The problem for adults is psychological, he said, and "only tasting and experience can make them change their minds".
The professor at Wageningen University said insects had more protein than cattle per bite, cost less to raise, consumed less water and did not have much of a carbon footprint.
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