Edible Insects Being ‘Grown’ In Costa Rica

  • by crv.staff
  • 10.02.10
  • 11:29 AM UTC
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Source: The Costa Rica News

Insects, a popular delicacy in many parts of the world, are getting a culinary makeover in one Central American city, where scientists are ‘growing’ insects that will be tailored for human consumption.

The idea for a common sustainable diet in many African cultures caught the eye of entomologist Manuel Zumbado, who began researching insects as an alternative food source. With the rainforest in mind, Costa Rica has a countless supply of insect species, which may include thousands of species that have not yet been discovered. It is the perfect breeding ground.

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