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Friday, 18 September 2015 12:40
In the West, we found a replacement for traditional foods, which may soon be not enough due to the steadily growing world population. The eating habits of modern Americans and Europeans are gradually introduced products from insect - gastronomic innovation that migrated from Asia, Africa and Latin America. Nutritious meal grasshoppers, termites calorie oil, crispy chips crickets or worms coated in chocolate - sounds like the least bizarre. Statistics, however, says the opposite: about two billion people (almost a third of the world's population) is constantly consume insects as food. But in Russia, Europe and the United States to such delicacies are always wary. The situation has changed in just the past couple of years, and, according to experts, by 2020, in the Old World will eat food from insects to seventy million dollars, and in the world - a third of a billion! By the way, many businesses have already seen in this gold mine. Only in North America over the past three years it was founded twenty-five companies producing food crickets, worms and larvae. And the works of such business are quite successful. The director of the company, which is engaged in the production of flour from crickets, admitted in an interview with Fortune, that last year his company has earned two hundred million dollars, and in the coming years it is planned to increase revenues tripled. Europe, too, is not far behind. In the Netherlands, a supermarket chain Jumpo included in its range of burgers meal worms. It is worth the pleasure of about seven and a half dollars - about five hundred rubles. But the supermarkets sell pre-packaged snacks from moth larvae, which are positioned as a useful and healthy alternative to meat. In contrast to the pasture, which occupy more than 70 percent of all agricultural land, insects lot of places do not require multiply quickly, and most importantly - they are quite nutritious hundred grams of crickets "meat" contains 21 grams of protein and a piece of beef of the same weight - 26. According to scientists, the future of mankind for a meal of arthropods. So we must get used to now. Food from insects is already available in Russia - though it is not locally produced and imported from Thailand. However, implementation of the policy of import substitution is also possible, as their - Russian - crickets we too short.

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