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United Nations Pushing People To Eat Bugs

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The United Nations has a new method to fight hunger.  But you might have just stepped on it.

The world organization says edible insects can fight hunger, boost nutrition, and reduce pollution.  Grasshoppers, ants and other members of the insect world are considered an underutilized food for people, livestock, and pets.

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Want to take this in to work for lunch? Photo by: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The U.N. says 2 billion people worldwide already eat insects, which are high in protein and minerals, and have environmental benefits.

Some parts of the world, they are considered an expensive delicacy.

What bugs are good to eat?  How about cicadas?

Supposedly, these bite-sized snacks are considered to be the shrimp of the land.  Like actual shrimp, cicadas have an exoskeleton and are full of protein.  Tonight, maybe consider skipping the ground beef and try some cicada tacos?

For those who are a bit squeamish, just remember, you’ve probably already eaten some bugs in your lifetime inadvertently.

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