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Insects will be important part of UK diet by 2020, says scientist

In Europe News, World News on April 2, 2011 at 12:51 pm

By The Guardian

Consumers in the UK will turn to insects as food as conventional meat becomes scarce, says entomolgist.

Western diners should get used to the idea of eating insects because by 2020 it is “inevitable” they will form an important part of our diet, according to the entomologist who heads up the world’s first university centre focusing on insects as a food source.

He argues that consumers who have traditionally turned their noses up at six-legged food may have to change their minds as conventional meat becomes more expensive and scarce.

In an interview with Wired magazine, Prof Marcel Dicke of Wageningen University said: “The most important thing is getting people prepared, getting used to the idea. Because from 2020 onwards, there won’t be much of a choice for us.” He wants to persuade..

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