Vietnam gets permission to sell edible insects to Europe

Q: Food safety officials approved plans by Vietnam to sell European Union (EU) countries edible insects, touted by nutritionists as the food of the future. Where is the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam?

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Q: Vietnam is the fifth nation to receive permission to sell protein-rich insect-based food to the EU. Which of these countries does NOT have EU permission to sell it edible insects?

A. Canada

B. Switzerland

C. Thailand

D. United States

Q: Vietnam hopes the EU regulation on edible insects will help it expand its food industry. What share of Vietnamese workers are employed by agriculture?

A. 20%

B. 40%

C. 60%

D. 80%

Q: For most of its history, Vietnam’s economy was based on rice cultivation, and it ranks as the world’s second largest rice exporter. It is the world’s largest producer of which crop?

A. Cashews

B. Cocoa beans

C. Coconuts

D. Coffee beans

Q: While Vietnam hopes to sell farmed insects to Europeans, do the Vietnamese eat insects?

A. Yes

B. No

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