Beetle burgers or cricket snacks? Insect-based food on Aberystwyth research menu

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Crickets and beetles could become a common part of our diets, thanks to new academic research.

Insects are a common feature of people’s everyday diets in countries around the world, such as Mexico, China and Ghana.

These insect-based foods offer a more environmentally-friendly source of protein than many other food stuffs, and could help feed the world’s growing population.

Aberystwyth University is Wales’ contribution to an international project, ‘ValuSect’, which aims to improve the sustainable production and processing techniques of insect-based products.  

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