Edible insects provide food for thought at UN-organized meeting
UN News Service – 19 February 2008

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND: Experts from around the world have gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at a meeting organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to discuss the human consumption of insects, some of which have as much protein as meat and fish. “Among forest managers, there is very little knowledge or appreciation of the potential for managing and harvesting insects sustainably,” noted Patrick Durst, senior FAO forestry officer. “On the other hand, traditional forest dwellers and forest-dependent people often possess remarkable knowledge of the insects and their management.” Read the article…