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Eat and be eaten, that's how weaver ants can help African farmers

2010-12-19 13:13:44 GMT2010-12-19 21:13:44 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Mogens Gissel Nielsen, Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at Aarhus University and manager for the weaver ant project, works in his laboratory at Aarhus University, Denmark, Dec. 15, 2010. A research team at Aarhus University, Denmark, is ready to launch a weaver ant project next month in Tanzania and Benin in collaboration with local scientists and farmers to produce organic fruits, with the ants themselves possibly serving as an alternate source of protein for human beings. (Xinhua/Devapriyo Das)

File photo provided by Aarhus University shows weaver ants in close-up, in the foliage of tree. (Xinhua)

File photo provided by Aarhus University shows weaver ants in close-up, in the foliage of tree. (Xinhua)

A research team at Aarhus University, Denmark, is ready to launch a weaver ant project next month in Tanzania and Benin in collaboration with local scientists and farmers to produce organic fruits, with the ants themselves possibly serving as an alternate source of protein for human beings.

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