+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)

Edible Insects

  • Book

  • 350 Pages
  • July 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5238312

Edible Insects: Sustainable Protein Source provides the latest research on edible insects and their use as a paleo-food predating early humans. Using insects for food, particularly for pregnant and lactating mothers and young children, especially around the time of weaning, are important sources of protein worldwide. Sustainable, complete, local protein sources are necessary for the world's population to be entirely nutritionally secure. This book covers the paleo-history argument for edible insects, along with nutritional data and climate change amelioration.

Nutritional security is on the road to peace, therefore it's important to all human beings. Recognizing these interconnections is critically important and urgent for a reduction in conflict and violence. Insects fill the complete nutritional needs of humans and make one of the smallest environmental footprints when compared to other protein sources.

  • Provides a holistic, inclusive, broad view of both why and how insects can become widely accepted as sustainable protein sources
  • Presents the environmental impact of edible insects, particularly in tables and infographics, where carbon, water and land use footprints for various protein sources are being compared
  • Covers culture-specific and culture-general roadblocks and the opening of the gates for insects to become a sustainable protein of choice, particularly among Euro-American cultures and other populations wanting to emulate Euro-American and European cultures

Table of Contents

1. From where have we come? 2. Failures (Dunkel) 3. Incorporating cultures' role in adopting edible insects (Dunkel)