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Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food
Insects as a protein alternative and solution to our world's food crisis.
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The Big Apple: Minilivestock

The Big Apple: Minilivestock | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
An etymological dictionary of American words, names, quotations and phrases, including regional dictionaries of New York City, Florida, Oregon and Texas.
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"Livestock” means farm animals that are domesticated; “minilivestock” (or “mini-livestock") has developed to mean domesticated bugs for edible consumption. “Mini-livestock” has been cited in print since at least 1989, when it meant small livestock. “Microlivestock” was used in 1990 to mean what “minilivestock” now does.

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Bugs as Grub

Bugs as Grub | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Entomophagy and minilivestock have become popularized concepts in 80 percent of the world's nations, and their use in developed nations could drastically change the face of farming and agriculture.
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"According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, almost 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions globally are produced by meat production (from factory operation to transportation to feed production to methane gas “released” by livestock like cattle)."

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The future of food: algae, insects and lab-grown meat

The future of food: algae, insects and lab-grown meat | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
How can we feed the 2.5 billion more people - an extra China and India - likely to be alive in 2050?
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The UN says we will have to nearly double our food production and governments say we should adopt new technologies and avoid waste.


Locusts, grasshoppers, spiders, wasps, worms, ants and beetles are not on most European or US menus but at least 1,400 species are eaten across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Now, with rising food prices and worldwide land shortages, it could be just a matter of time before insect farms set up in Britain.

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FAO Edible Insects Website Launched | MiniLivestock

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 Great video on insects: a serious consideration as a sustainable food source.

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The Future of Entomophagy

The Future of Entomophagy | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Entomophagy, for those of you haven’t heard of it (let’s face it, the vast majority of you), is the practice of eating insects. While not strictly accurate, the practice of eating arach...
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There are many advantages to farming insects, or ‘minilivestock’, a commonly-used term. In the present day, these advantages are gradually becoming better-known in some areas of the scientific community, but it will take time for real awareness to spread.

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MiniLivestock

MiniLivestock | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Great site !!!

 

 
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New agriculturist: Focus on . . . Minilivestock: an expanding enterprise

New agriculturist: Focus on . . . Minilivestock: an expanding enterprise | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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A particularly diverse range of species and wide variety of invertebrates, including snails and insects) have been recorded as food resources in Africa. 

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