Edible bugs beat hunger in Laos

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According to the United Nations some 40 per cent of children under the age of five are severely undernourished in Laos, because of a lack of protein in their diets.

But food charities are hoping that a move towards insect farming in the country could help overcome the problem.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation, which is supporting efforts in Laos, says bugs contain a high protein and vitamin content.

Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Vientiane.