Environmental Impact of the Production of Mealworms as a Protein Source for Humans – A Life Cycle Assessment

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Oonincx, Dennis G. A. B.; de Boer, Imke J. M.;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 12 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Subject: Biotechnology | Research Article | Earth Sciences | Agricultural Production | Crops | Environmental Biotechnology | Agriculture | Bioeconomy | Ecology | nutrient composition | climate-change | energy | Ecological Political Economy | Biology | Agroecology | livestock production | Environmental Impacts | Medicine | insects | food | Q | R | Industrial Ecology | Science | Agronomic Ecology | Ecosystems Agroecology | Agro-Population Ecology | Environmental Sciences | Animal Management | invertebrates | Sustainable Agriculture | Animal Production

The demand for animal protein is expected to rise by 70-80% between 2012 and 2050, while the current animal production sector already causes major environmental degradation. Edible insects are suggested as a more sustainable source of animal protein. However, few experi... View more
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