Edible insects : future prospects for food and feed security / by Arnold van Huis [and others].
- Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 187 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Huis, Arnold van and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- FAO forestry paper, 0258-6150 ; 171
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 1.1.Why eat insects? -- 1.2.Why FAO? -- 2.The role of insects -- 2.1.Beneficial roles of insects for nature and humans -- 2.2.Entomophagy around the world -- 2.3.Examples of important insect species consumed -- 2.4.Important insect products -- 3.Culture, religion and the history of entomophagy -- 3.1.Why are insects not eaten in Western countries? -- 3.2.Why were insects never domesticated for food? -- 3.3.Negative attitudes towards insects -- 3.4.History of entomophagy -- 4.Edible insects as a natural resource -- 4.1.Edible insect ecology -- 4.2.Collecting from the wild: potential threats and solutions -- 4.3.Conservation and management of edible insect resources -- 4.4.Semi-cultivation of edible insects -- 4.5.Pest management -- 5.Environmental opportunities of insect rearing for food and feed -- 5.1.Feed conversion -- 5.2.Organic side streams -- 5.3.Greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions -- 5.4.Water use -- 5.5.Life cycle analysis -- 5.6.Animal welfare -- 5.7.Risk of zoonotic infections -- 5.8."One Health" concept -- 6.Nutritional value of insects for human consumption -- 6.1.Nutritional composition -- 6.2.Beef versus insects: an example of the mealworm -- 6.3.Insects as part of diets -- 6.4.Sustainable diets -- 6.5.Edible insects in emergency relief programmes -- 7.Insects as animal feed -- 7.1.Overview -- 7.2.Poultry and fish fed with insects -- 7.3.Key insect species used as feed -- 8.Farming insects -- 8.1.Definitions and concepts -- 8.2.Insect farming -- 8.3.Insect farming for human consumption -- 8.4.Insect farming for feed -- 8.5.Recommendations on insect farming -- 9.Processing edible insects for food and feed -- 9.1.Different types of consumable products -- 9.2.Industrial scale processing -- 10.Food safety and preservation -- 10.1.Preservation and storage -- 10.2.Insect features, food safety and antimicrobial compounds -- 10.3.Allergies -- 11.Edible insects as an engine for improving livelihoods -- 11.1.Insects as a part of the minilivestock sector -- 11.2.Improving local diets -- 11.3.Access, tenure and rights to natural capital -- 11.4.Inclusion of women -- 12.Economics: cash income, enterprise development, markets and trade -- 12.1.Cash income -- 12.2.Enterprise development -- 12.3.Developing markets for insect products -- 12.4.Market strategies -- 12.5.Trade -- 13.Promoting insects as feed and food -- 13.1.The disgust factor -- 13.2.Drawing on traditional knowledge -- 13.3.Role of stakeholders -- 14.Regulatory frameworks governing the use of insects for food security -- 14.1.Major barriers faced -- 14.2.Legal framework and standardization -- 15.The way forward.
- 9789251075951 (print)
- Includes executive summary.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-187).
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