Processed Products of Termites and Lake Flies: Improving Entomophagy for Food Security Within the Lake Victoria Region (Report)
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 2010, Feb, 10, 2
Agriculture, Nutrition and Development African Journal of Food
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INTRODUCTION Use of edible insects as human food goes back to the dawn of mankind . The Bible talks about certain insects as kosher foods . Bodenheumer  is credited with first presentation of a global review of insects as food. Literature documents edible insects as rich in essential food nutrients necessary for human and livestock feeding [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9]. An edited book has been published with several authors discussing potential of insects as minilivestock . The FAO conference held in Chiang Mai Thailand in 2008 unanimously recommended popularization of edible insects as an option for increasing sources of foods in the world . Consumption of edible insects is, thus, not a new idea. It is how the insects are served that is new in food science. Scientists now have the challenge to find means and ways of popularizing the use of the abundant edible insects, thus the focus of this article.
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- Category: Industries & Professions
- Published: 01 February 2010
- Publisher: Rural Outreach Program
- Print Length: 19 Pages
- Language: English