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Grasshoppers and Locusts for Protein-Rich Baby Food?

A team of researchers from the Egerton University is working on promoting insects as food and feed as a source of protein in the country. The rising cost of conventional animal protein, food and feed insecurity, environmental pressures, population growth, and increasing demand for protein among the middle classes have made insects such as locusts and grasshoppers emerge as sustainable alternative solutions to human food and livestock feed. A cross-section of mothers interviewed in Nairobi expressed various views about feeding their children food that has been made out of locust and grasshoppers, a concern which the research group is determined to tackle through stakeholder meetings and behavior change.

Agrilinks (originally, September 2017.