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Should we replace meat with insect derived protein?
People find insects disgusting.
In one survey,
of Germans who had never tried insects as food were repulsed by the idea.
People associate insects with death, dirt and decay.
Animal meat isn't used only for human consumption. Insect protein can be used in animal feed.
If used in processed foods, people might not care to look at the ingredients.
Insect based dyes
, such as carmine, are already widely used in foods- people are just unaware of this.
Insects have found a place within high-end,
30 years ago, the idea of eating
was unpalatable to Western consumers. Now, sushi bars can be found almost everywhere.