In a new Lion King-fashioned twist the people of Madagascar may begin replacing lemur meat with insects. This could be a cost effective and nutritious step into a more environmental future for Madagascar.
- The people of Madagascar may soon begin eating silkworm pupae.
- This is a cost effective because silkworm pupae are a large byproduct of the silk production within Madagascar.
- This new innovation is designed to help solve problems like helping the poor, helping to save the environment, and helping to make sure the Lemurs of Madagascar are safe!
- “The concept is simple: generate sustainable livelihoods from silk production using native silkworms”-
- After that the pupae can then be sold and are a great source of protein for the people!
- Whats the result of this? Less forest is being cleared every day because its not needed for farmlands and the lemurs will be less likely to be hunted for meat.
- Farmers can now make more money while making sure their children are well fed.
Want to learn more? Read the full story: Replacing lemur meat with insect protein in Madagascar