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UA professor developing insects as food to address 2050 protein shortage

The global population will reach an estimated 10 billion people by then.

In 30 years, the Earth’s population is expected to balloon to 10 billion people, and traditional sources of protein will not be able to keep up with demand. That’s according to Goggy Davidowitz, a professor at the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, whose areas of expertise include evolutionary biology and insect physiology. Davidowitz is developing what he sees as an obvious alternative to those traditional sources: insects. Tony Paniagua reports on what makes the professor’s approach unique and also aims to address other issues impacting the environment.

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