A team of professors from Cardiff University and Uwe in Bristol are conducting a turbulent study of potential sources of protein on larvae of flies, cockroaches, locusts, ants, mealworms and two thousand other species of insects. A new sustainable, ecological diet that can be introduced, along with or substituted for animal and plant proteins, in primary school canteens in the UK. Dr Christopher Beer from Cardiff University explained: “We want children to think of alternative proteins as real things. Edible insects are now part of the diets of nearly two billion people around the world and belong to ancient culinary traditions.” Among the proposals are insect-based meals, such as silkworms and fried larvae, and Vexo, a type of sauce that combines insects with vegetable proteins.
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