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Scientists: Mealworms could replace beef, chicken as Earth’s source of protein

December 20, 2012

Scientists: Mealworms could replace beef, chicken as Earth’s source of protein

Could mealworm replace cows and chickens?

Scientists have recently discovered that mealworms and superworms could be the food of the future with the potential to replace many livestock delicacies.

According to a new study published in PLoS ONE, a team of scientists argues that consuming mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) and the superworm (Zophobas morio) larvae before they emerged at beetles would be an ecological alternative to farm animals.

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