“A major supermarket chain in the UK is finalising plans to stock insects on its shelves and market them as a cheap food source for people struggling to afford to feed their families amid soaring inflation and the cost of living crisis.”
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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.
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Insects contain CHITIN which cannot be processed by our gut. But chitin is a polysaccharide which is very tasty to cancer, parasites, fungi,, and pretty-much all what give you sickness. Chitin is a building part of them! Also they contain METAMORPHIC steroids especially ecdysterone. This is not a food for mammals. Only BIRDS can process insect food in safe conditions. Birds digestion apparatus is completely different to ours.