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Rachel Bergmans left, and Valerie Stull University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students Rachel Bergmans, left, and Valerie Stull are pictured with a container of mealworms on Feb. 6, 2015. Bergmans is a doctoral student in Population Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Public Health. Stull is a doctoral student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Image credit: Jeff Miller / UW-Madison

mealworms Mealworms crawl in the palm of a person's hand on Feb. 6, 2015. University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students Rachel Bergmans and Valerie Stull are researching the use of such mealworms as an inexpensive micro livestock that can provide an easy source of protein for human consumption.
Image credit: Jeff Miller / UW-Madison

mealworm shake University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students Rachel Bergmans, left, and Valerie Stull make a nutritious shake using roasted and ground mealworm.
Image credit: Jeff Miller / UW-Madison

mealworm protein powder Bergmans and Stull have created MIGHTi (The Mission to Improve Global Health Through Insects), a startup business focused on producing edible mealworm protein powder to improve food security in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa most affected by drought and climate change.
Image credit: Jeff Miller / UW-Madison

feeding mealworms Mealworms are pictured feeding on a diet of oats and a carrot.
Image credit: Jeff Miller / UW-Madison
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