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Should we replace meat with insect derived protein?
Insect meat, e.g. crickets, is highly nutritious and can replace meat nutrients.
Insects can be very
, with some species containing up to 1,272 kcal per 100 g.
Insects contain a complete
, which is both essential for health and lacking in conventional meats.
Insects contain very high levels of iron. Ingesting large amounts of
has been linked to bowel cancer and heart disease.
It is already possible to cover all protein needs through a variety of mushrooms, legumes and vegetables.