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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.