Insects are being grown in Costa Rica for the purpose of eating them in work inspired by practices in Africa.
Chomping on bugs isn't a new idea, in various countries around the world the regular consumption of insects such as termites, grasshoppers and crickets has been practiced for hundreds of years.
The day when restaurants will serve garlic grasshoppers or beetle larva skewers is getting closer in Costa Rica, where scientists are "growing" insects for human consumption. Entomologist Manuel Zumbado's research into this alternative food source is inspired by practices in Africa, where insects have long been part of people's diet.
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