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01/20/2011

The Daily Beast - Get your grub - January 20, 2011

All you need to do to save the rainforest, improve your diet, better your health, cut global carbon emissions and slash your food budget is eat bugs. Mealworm quiche, grasshopper springrolls and cuisine made from other creepy crawlies is the answer to the global food crisis, shrinking land and water resources and climate-changing carbon emissions, Dutch scientist Arnold van Huis says. To attract more insect-eaters, Van Huis and his team of scientists at Wageningen have worked with a local cooking school to produce a cookbook and suitable recipes.

 

 

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Mealworms and spring onions are stir-fried to be used in a quiche at the Rijn IJssel school for chefs in Wageningen January 12, 2011.

 

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A student prepares mealworm quiches at the Rijn IJssel school for chefs in Wageningen January 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

 

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Mealworm quiches are seen at the Rijn IJssel school for chefs in Wageningen January 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

 

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A student prepares a spring roll with roasted grasshoppers at the Rijn IJssel school for chefs in Wageningen January 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

 

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Buffalo worms crawl around on the palm of a hand at an insect farm in Ermelo January 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

 

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Beetles crawl around in a container at an insect farm in Ermelo January 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

 

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Various stages of beetles crawl around on the palm of a hand at an insect farm in Ermelo January 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

 

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A student prepares spring rolls filled with roasted grasshoppers at the Rijn IJssel school for chefs in Wageningen January 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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