The title talks about “crickets, larvae and locusts to elementary school children” but (put aside the pun with the owner of the blog that hosts the article) fortunately this is not a news story. The first part of the title clarifies that the post on Beppe Grillo’s blog is about “sustainable nutrition”, dedicated to remembering that “there are about 2,000 species of edible insects all over the world, many of which are rich in proteins, such as larvae of fly, mealworms, crickets, locusts “and that” these insects can offer a sustainable alternative to the traditional proteins found in meat and soy “, or rather” help reduce the 64 million tons of carbon dioxide emitted every year by production and consumption of meat products’. And then, it continues, “in the United Kingdom, now, a team of academics from the University of Cardiff and Uwe of Bristol are experimenting with insect-based meals for primary school children. The project aims to discover how children’s attitudes towards environmental issues vary and how these changes affect the food they eat ». «The research – explains the article hosted at the opening of the Blog of the Guarantor M5s – focuses on children aged between 5 and 11 and involves 4 primary schools, in which insect proteins will be offered. Children will be offered a product called VeXo, a combination of insects and plant proteins. The children will thus learn the nutritional and environmental benefits of the consumption of insects, such as crickets, grasshoppers, silkworms, locusts and mealworms ». ‘There is a growing interest in healthy and sustainable diets among consumers in the UK. Christopher Bear, one of the professors behind the project – the post continues – said: “The voices of young people are becoming increasingly important in discussions on the future of the environment and animal welfare. But there is still little research on how these values translate into food consumption attitudes and practices among children. This research project is an opportunity for us to discover how young people of school age see the role of edible insects and vegetable proteins as more sustainable and ethical future foods ”».