Scientists: Eating Bugs May Solve Starvation

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Ed Spevak has two suggestions to stave off starvation worldwide.

"Uh, invertebrates and seaweed," says Ed Spevak a Curator of Invertebrates at the St. Louis Zoo.

That's right, meal-worms as a meal or cricket parts on your pizza could help feed the 2.5 billion additional people on the planet by the year 2050. So, our grub might need grub worms and phytoplankton.   According to Salon, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization held an insect summit in support of these super-foods packed with vitamins and minerals.

"We actually have insects in our diets right now," says Spevak.  "Our government allows certain amount of insect parts in our various foods.  But I think a lot of it is that anything that has more than four legs people tend to get a little weird about it."

Turning a yuck into a yum isn't for some.

Patrick Clark, News 11.

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