…is a term of Ancient Greek origins, and means using insects as a source of food. It is exemplified by insects that eat other insects, birds, amphibians and mammals. Non-human animals that feed on insects are known as insectivores.
The term also describes human insect-eating, which can be found in parts of North, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Insect-eating is uncommon, or even taboo in some societies.
By Emma Bryce
by Amelia Zheng
by The Economist
Courtesy of Littler Herds
Credit: Vanessa Lewis. Nov 25th, 2016
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