publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Edible insects are the future?

Huis, van, Arnold;
  • Published: 24 Feb 2016
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<jats:p>The global increase in demand for meat and the limited land area available prompt the search for alternative protein sources. Also the sustainability of meat production has been questioned. Edible insects as an alternative protein source for human food and animal feed are interesting in terms of low greenhouse gas emissions, high feed conversion efficiency, low land use, and their ability to transform low value organic side streams into high value protein products. More than 2000 insect species are eaten mainly in tropical regions. The role of edible insects in the livelihoods and nutrition of people in tropical countries is discussed, but this food sour...
Subjects
free text keywords: Food safety, business.industry, business, Biology, Animal feed, Biotechnology, Gastronomy, Agriculture, Food spoilage, European union, media_common.cataloged_instance, media_common, Entomophagy, Sustainability, Consumer acceptance, Ethno-entomology, Insects as food and feed, Nutrition
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Edible insects are the future?

Huis, van, Arnold;