Edible insects have been proposed as a clear solution to global malnutrition and food insecurity issues. As highlighted in a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report in 2013, insect eating (entophagy) has many potential benefits, both for the individual and society. Insects have a high protein content, equivalent to that of meat.
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It is possible to patent food products and methods of food manufacture. Provided the product or method is new, non-obvious and has a technical effect, it is perfectly possible that it is patentable subject matter.