Larva patties and cricket cookies are the projects that earned two groups of students from the University of Costa Rica’s Food Technology School first and second place among 59 nutritional food proposals from around the world.
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named Costa Rica among 72 countries (of 129 evaluated) that achieved the Millennium Development Goal of cutting in half by a 2015 deadline the number of residents living in situations of hunger.
Larva patties and cricket crackers are projects that led two groups of students from the University of Costa Rica’s (UCR) Food Technology School to be selected as finalists in an international competition held by the U.S. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
Costa Rica will have four Food Banks by 2016, according to the the private organization that runs them. Food Banks take donations from several companies and distribute them to people living in extreme poverty.