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UN says eating insects good for health, environment

ROME — The latest weapon in the United Nations’ fight against hunger, global warming, and pollution might be flying by right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets, and livestock.

The United Nations cites appetizing benefits: reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries, and feeding millions of hungry people.

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