Yay, larvae! Insects to swarm European shelves as EU adapts food laws

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People have been munching on creepy crawlies for millennia, but it seems Western countries are having to get used to that idea all over again. Diets in much of Europe may now be expanding faster, as new laws in the European Union coming into effect as of January 24 mean more types of insect can now be processed into food. That means gourmands can dig into food containing house crickets and the larval form of mealworms and migratory locusts. While proponents say insects will play an increasingly important role in sustainable diets, that prospect still leaves many torn between curiosity and disg…

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