Scientists wants people to eat bread baked with cockroach flour – A way to fight poverty and food shortage

Andressa Lucas and Lauren Menegon with bread made of cockroach fluor. - Screenshot/MunchiesAndressa Lucas and Lauren Menegon with bread made of cockroach fluor. - Screenshot/Munchies

In an attempt to overcome food shortage in the world that is expected in the near future, two Brazilian scientists have come up with the idea on how to feed the world population in the future – They want to make bread that consists of fluor from dead cockroaches.

Many experts believe that insects will be the main source of nutrition in the future.

Andressa Lucas and Lauren Menegon, are two engineering students at the Federal University of Rio Grande, in Brazil.

They have developed a flour made from dead cockroaches that contains 40% more protein than regular wheat flour and can be used to make all kinds of baked goods.

They believe that this could solve future food problems in the world.

“We chose the cockroach because it was the insect that had the highest protein content. Almost 70 percent. It contains eight of the nine essential amino acids, it has high-quality fatty acids (such as omega-3 and omega-9) and we can use almost 100 percent of it, with very little residue,” the scientists told Munchies.