A vendor sells edible insects at Talad Thai market on the outskirts of Bangkok. The most popular method of preparation is to deep-fry crickets in oil and then sprinkle them with lemongrass slivers and chilis. NARONG SANGNAK/EPA /Landov hide caption

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A soybean field near Campo Verde in western Brazil in January 2011. Researchers argue that enough arable land is already under cultivation to feed the planet for the next several decades. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/GettyImages hide caption

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A worker piles sacks of corn at a market in Guatemala City. Daniel LeClair/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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