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    Edible bugs beat hunger in Laos

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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.