Insects source of protein instead of meat
6 May 2013 Last updated at 07:08 BST
Insects are regularly eaten by as much as 80% of the worlds population, but even the very thought of it seems shocking to most people in the UK.
But as the global population continues to grow, there is a growing move towards eating insects as a staple part of our diet.
Researchers from the Nordic Food Lab are looking at ways to persuade people to get their protein from bugs instead.
John Maguire reports.