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Future prospects for insect diets

Several recent developments pave the way to excellent potential advances in diet technology. These recent developments are, of course, founded on historical breakthroughs such as the landmark studies that proved that insects can be reared on non-natural foods; the discovery that insects, like all other animals thus far studied, require basic nutrients such as vitamins, certain amino acids, and sterols; and that insect diets can benefit from inclusion of inexpensive, readily available foods such as wheat germ, other plant-derived flours, meat products, and poultry eggs.