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Entomophagy

Entomophagy

Human use of insects as food.

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The red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus is farmed in Thailand to produce larvae, which are large grubs, that are sold as food. Thailand was one of the first countries to commercially farm crickets. More than 20,000 small-scale farmers were involved in cricket farming as of 2017. In North AmericaNorth America there were no insect farms prior to 2012 and as of 2018 there were 18 insect farms. Production templates for mass rearing of crickets and mealworms as food for human consumption have come from production of these insects as feed for pets such as reptiles.