Coming soon: Food safety rules for bugs

Like it or not, over the past few years, the Western world has been creeping steadily closer toward the idea of insects as mainstream food. (Many Asian and South American countries are worlds ahead in that respect, where insects are often part of meals or sold as tasty street stall snacks.) With the latest move […]

A burger and flies: Why some scientists are promoting insects as food

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We’ve seen the same scene play out countless times on our favorite TV channels.

Scrappy travel show hosts stroll through street markets in foreign countries. They stop at a stall and cringe, retching and exclaiming in an exaggerated display of shock. They then purchase the item being sold—a fried […]