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In pictures: Eating insects in Thailand
Nutritious snacks

The area is drying up – a fact many local people attribute to global warming - and what used to be paddy fields are now patches of dry grassland unsuitable for much more than grazing cattle.

Farming insects provides a cheap and simple alternative.

“It involves very few initial costs, and anyone can do it,” says Prayad Yupin, from the region’s Agricultural Development Research Centre.

“And they’re a good way to supplement your diet. They’ve got a lot of calcium and protein.”

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