Strong reactions flew around when the UK’s first insect-only restaurant, Grub Kitchen, was launched. A number of feedback were of incredulity and disbelief, afterall stories of bug-eating experiences have been more widely associated with the two leading insect snacking advocates: China and Thailand. Grub Kitchen however is not unique and insect consumption is hardly new. The term entomophagy, or insect eating, comes from the Greek term éntomos, or éntomon, which means insect and phăgein, which means to eat. Africa, Australia, Netherlands and Colombia are among the many countries that have been involved in entomophagy as part of their subsistence.
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