Insects could add protein to our diets

Capital News Service

LANSING — Michiganders raised on meat and potatoes may soon notice a new high-protein food on their plates. That is if entomophagy experts can convince people to eat bugs. Michigan is among the areas where insect agriculture is expanding to meet the demands of a looming global food scarcity crisis, experts say. Wayne State University hosted the first North American conference on eating insects last May in Detroit. And a Detroit company is working with state regulators to launch the state’s first urban insect farm.