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How do Insects Interact with Humans?

Author: Jiayi Chen

Editors: Ethan Liu and Lydia Ren

Artist: Aurora Chen

Insects are an inseparable part of the ecosystem because those tiny, negligible creatures play multiple roles in the environment, but how do insects interact with humans? There are many ways that humans and insects interact with each other, and sometimes these interactions are beneficial to humans through nutritional and economical means.

One major relationship between humans and insects is the producer-consumer relationship. Insects are a great food source for humans because of the nutrition (protein, vitamins, and minerals) insects can provide for humans. Some peo