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Often a staple and frequently a delicacy, high protein worms or insects and their larva are part of the Human Diet. Testimonials from Troubled Times members and Third World countries exist. The Facts about raising or Catching and using Bugs as Food and a Newsletter are available for those wanting to be enlightened. Frugal's home page and the Paleolithic diet insect recipes all attest to the edibility of insects. Mealworms, Grasshoppers, Crickets, Termites, Ants, Maggots, and Grubs can be eaten. Cooking advice and recipes are available from Iowa State - do cook to avoid Parasites, and take Precautions when cleaning. Techniques for Raising Insects exist, and advice on how to raise earthworms is available, from Vital Earth. Earthworms are high in protein and can be eaten after a simple Water Purge.