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Edible Insects

From crunchy crickets to nutty fly grubs, NOVA takes a tasty look at insect foods and how they could benefit our health and our warming planet.

Edible Insects

53m 28s

From crunchy crickets to nutty fly grubs, NOVA takes a tasty look at insect foods and how they could benefit our health and our warming planet.

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    Edible Insects Promo

    S48 E14 - 29s

    From crunchy crickets to nutty fly grubs, NOVA takes a tasty look at insect foods and how they could benefit our health and our warming planet.

  • Insects Make Protein More Efficiently Than Mammals: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Insects Make Protein More Efficiently Than Mammals

    S48 E14 - 5m 14s

    Unlike mammals—including those we raise to eat—insects can't generate their own body heat. This physiological difference has a major effect on the quantity of resources they need to grow.

  • Was Eating Insects Key to Human Brain Evolution?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Was Eating Insects Key to Human Brain Evolution?

    S48 E14 - 3m 32s

    Our ancient ancestor Australopithecus likely foraged for termite larvae using tools made from bone. This source of fat could have helped brain development and growth, anthropologists believe.

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