UN Says Eating Insects Could Tackle World Hunger

Al Jazeera
Publication Date:
13 May 2013
Africa, International Organizations and Africa, Nutrition

The United Nations says that eating insects might provide one of the answers to global hunger. There are 19-hundred edible insect species on the planet and 40 tons of insects to every human. Insects are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and do not damage the environment. But the UN admits that getting over people's squeamishness will be a big challenge. Al Jazeera's Jessica Baldwin, reports from London.