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Insetos podem ajudar a combater a fome, diz ONU

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To some, they may not seem very appetising.

But these bugs could be part of the solution in the fight against world hunger.

That’s according to the United Nations, which says two billion people already supplement their diets with edible insects.

The UN says industrial-scale insect farming could ensure future global food security.

Transcrição em português

Para alguns, eles podem não parecer tão apetitosos.

Mas, estes insetos podem ser parte da solução do combate à fome no mundo.

É o que consta em um relatório divulgado pela ONU, que diz que dois bilhões de pessoas já complementam suas dietas com isentos comestíveis.

Segundo a ONU, a criação de insetos em escala industrial poderia garantir a segurança futura da alimentação global.

Vocabulary

appetising

bugs insects

supplement be an extra part of

edible something which can be eaten

industrial-scale very large

Exercise

1. Some experts suggest that the growth of the internet has added to the temptation to carry on working and __________ a pension income.

2. These are women who hold no degrees or qualifications in hotel management, but are trained by life to cook tasty, __________ food, quickly and without fuss.

3. Traditional cheese makers in France plan to take their __________ competitors to court in a row over who can legally call their product Camembert of Normandy.

4. The research shows many of the UK's birds, __________ , butterflies and small mammals are in a "freefall decline", with last year the worst on record for breeding birds.

5. Prince Harry helped the children to construct goody bags including bouquets of roses, __________ salted dough jewellery and baked crisps.

Answers

Source: The pensioners who choose to work http://bbc.in/YirOLK

2. These are women who hold no degrees or qualifications in hotel management, but are trained by life to cook tasty, appetising food, quickly and without fuss.

Source: India's homemakers recruited as hotel chefs http://bbc.in/AnZCUo

3. Traditional cheese makers in France plan to take their industrial-scale competitors to court in a row over who can legally call their product Camembert of Normandy.

Source: Camembert makers in row over name http://bbc.in/AbJ890

4. The research shows many of the UK's birds, bugs, butterflies and small mammals are in a "freefall decline", with last year the worst on record for breeding birds. Source: University of East Anglia climate report: Species in decline http://bbc.in/10xyyMt

5. Prince Harry helped the children to construct goody bags including bouquets of roses, edible salted dough jewellery and baked crisps.

Source: Prince Harry begins seven-day tour of US http://bbc.in/10JhtJE