'Prawns of the sky' (Photo: Rampant Gian)

It's time to eat insects for the good of the planet, say experts

"The European consumer has some difficulties in crunching a whole insect", says Professor Arnold Van Huis, capturing in one dry sentence the gamut of faint distaste to full-on revulsion that many Europeans feel about the idea of snacking on their local grasshopper.

Potential squeamishness aside though, the Dutch academic believes insects are the sustainable, healthy and environment friendly foods of the future.

"There are so many benefits to the eating of insects compared to conv...

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