Professor Lin Jin-tun of Taiwan Normal University is shown holding a cockroach on March 13, 2007, in Taipei. 去年三月十三日，台灣師範大學的林金盾教授在台北展示一隻蟑螂。照片︰ 法新社
|Professor Lin Jin-tun of Taiwan Normal University is shown holding a cockroach on March 13, 2007, in Taipei.|
Insects were on the menu last week at a UN meeting in Thailand. At the meeting experts talked about the dietary value of bugs, which are delicacies in some countries.
Eating bugs is limited to gross-out TV shows in many countries. But the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that 1,400 insect species are eaten around the world.
Among the most popular insect
are beetles, ants, bees, crickets and moths. Bugs can be nutritious, sometimes offering as much
as meat and fish.
The three-day meeting in Chiang Mai was organized to look at how nutritious insects are. Scientists at the meeting said not enough is known about most
Farming insects could provide new sources of income for rural populations. Thailand, where 200 insect species are eaten by humans, would benefit greatly.
At the UN meeting experts also talked about improving marketing for edible insects. They want to find new
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1. munchies v.t.
點心 (dian3 xin1)
例: My favorite munchies are Cheetos.
2. protein n.
蛋白質 (dan4 bai2 zhi1)
例: There's a lot of useful protein in chicken.
3. edible adj.
食用的 (shi2 yong4 de5)，可食的 (ke3 shi2 de5)
例: Many kinds of flowers are edible.
消費者 (xiao1 fei4 zhe3)
例: Teenagers are important consumers of our products.
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