Insect Ice Cream – level 2

13-07-2022 15:00

In Cape Town, South Africa, food scientists turned maggots into ice cream. The employees make a juice from the maggots, add sweet ingredients, and put all of it in the ice cream-making machine.

An employee explained that this is good for the environment, as people are recycling the insects instead of throwing them away. A professor said that people may not want to eat this ice cream because plant alternatives taste better and are culturally easier to stomach.

Some people tried the ice cream and said that it was good. The store wants to spread around the world eventually.

Difficult words: maggot (a baby insect that looks like a worm), plant alternative (a food made out of a plant that is not typically made from a plant, such as a meat, milk, or cheese), stomach (accept – say ‘yes it’s fine’ and eat it).

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