Six-Legged Livestock Could Solve Food Shortages — Sustainably

In the Midwest, we’re used to seeing big fields dotted with cattle and steel barns bustling with broiler chickens. Beef, poultry, and pork are common in our daily meals, whether mixed in pasta or placed on a bun.

But in many countries, where food shortages are common, such protein abundance is a luxury. To help alleviate this global food security problem, a group of UW–Madison researchers, led by entomology professor Susan Paskewitz, is turning to an overlooked solution: insect farming.

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