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Living Planet: Cataloguing South Africa's edible insects

In many parts of Africa, insects such as termites and grasshoppers are an important source of protein in people's diets. But in South Africa, edible bugs are facing increasing threats due to changes in their environment. Now, scientists are racing to log the DNA barcode of these insect species before they disappear.

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