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Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems

Editors: Halloran, A., Flore, R., Vantomme, P., Roos, N. (Eds.)

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  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach to analyzing how insects contribute to food systems around the world
  • Includes unique research on edible insects from Asia, Europe, North America and Africa
  • Features state-of-the-art research on farmed, semi-cultivated and wild insect species
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About this book

This text provides an important overview of the contributions of edible insects to ecological sustainability, livelihoods, nutrition and health, food culture and food systems around the world. While insect farming for both food and feed is rapidly increasing in popularity around the world, the role that wild insect species have played in the lives and societies of millions of people worldwide cannot be ignored. In order to represent this diversity, this work draws upon research conducted in a wide range of geographical locations and features a variety of different insect species.


Edible insects in Sustainable Food Systems comprehensively covers the basic principles of entomology and population dynamics; edible insects and culture; nutrition and health; gastronomy; insects as animal feed; factors influencing preferences and acceptability of insects; environmental impacts and conservation; considerations for insect farming and policy and legislation. The book contains practical information for researchers, NGOs and international organizations, decision-makers, entrepreneurs and students.

About the authors

Dr. Afton Halloran completed her PhD on cricket farming in Thailand and Kenya in August 2017 under the GREEiNSECT research project at the University of Copenhagen. She formally worked for the Insects as Food and Feed Programme at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, where she co-authored Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security. 

Roberto Flore is the Head of Research and Development at the Nordic Food Lab, University of Copenhagen. Roberto is one of the authors of On eating insects: essays, stories and recipes, a Phaidon Press publication. He is also one of the protaganists in the 2016 documentary BUGS. 

Paul Vantomme is a retired Senior Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Paul is responsible for initaiting the Insects for Food and Feed Programme at the FAO. He is also a co-author on the publication, Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security. 

Dr. Nanna Roos is an Associate Professor in Human Nutrition at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen. She has extensive experience in research and research capacity in the linkages between human nutrition and insects. She is the principal investigator of the GREEiNSECT research project.

Reviews

“This book is a valuable and timely addition to the previous books on the topic of insects as food and feed, and is interesting for the professionals in the field of food and feed science, students, human and animal nutritionists and entrepreneurs.” (S. Smetana, Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, September 21, 2018)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Insects: Key Biological Features

    Pages 3-15

    Eilenberg, Jørgen (et al.)

  • Insect Consumption in the Arctic

    Pages 19-33

    Ferreira, Maria Pontes (et al.)

  • An Ethnographic Account of the Role of Edible Insects in the Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, North-East India

    Pages 35-54

    Megu, Karsing (et al.)

  • Edible Insects and Their Uses in North America; Past, Present and Future

    Pages 55-79

    Shockley, Marianne (et al.)

  • Insects and Human Nutrition

    Pages 83-91

    Roos, Nanna

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74011-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74010-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08900-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems
Editors
  • Afton Halloran
  • Roberto Flore
  • Paul Vantomme
  • Nanna Roos
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74011-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74011-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74010-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08900-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 479
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
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