Bugs is India's famine solution

  • A global famine may strike India in the next 50 years and scientists have begun experimenting with an interesting alternative for protein: bugs. 

    "We are now doing a lot of work on edible insects," a professor said. A report notes that bug such as caterpillars and beetles have a high nutritional value and insects are already consumed by two billion people around the globe. 

    The Food and Agricultural Organization states that this diet would be environmentally friendly and also cheaper. However, the country's Dalit population is not a fan of insects. "If you ask them to go back to eating just that, they will tell you to go to hell."

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