RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Foreign Trade Promoter of Costa Rica (Procomer) highlighted the country's potential to develop the insect food industry, such as the cricket and the mealworm, recognized as alternative proteins.
The authorities reported that as part of the Descubre program, the cricket (Acheta domesticus) and mealworm (Zophobas morio and Tenebrio molitor) were added to the list of exotic ornamental species, which opens the opportunity to produce and market products made from these insects and develop the industry.
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