Tag Archives: entomophagy

Living With Micro-livestock Production

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Feeding the future human population will require protein sources beyond traditional livestock. Insects, aka micro-livestock, are an edible source of protein that may augment future diets. Industrial farming has mechanized much of the…

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Farming insects

My fellow blogger narhvalur tells us about entomoculture (insect farming). This is a good business opportunity, partly because of high commodity prices for animal feed. Commodities which include soyabeans (Glycine max). So much for GM soya being a way to … Continue reading

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Q&A: Traditional forest knowledge is not folklore, but a resource for change

argylesock says… Here’s discussion of knowledge transfer from people who live in the Amazon forest. These people know what they’re doing. Around the world forest people, desert people, island people and other ‘uncivilised’ people know many things that people in … Continue reading

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Bugged about the Bug

Originally posted on Agrigirl's Blog:
I confess that I’m not all that bugged about bugs. Now granted, I rarely visit Starbucks and when I do, it’s never been for a creamy, pink, Strawberry, calorie laden concoction but the outcry…

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Insects for food and feed

We should use insects better than we’re using them now. Feed them to livestock, even eat them ourselves. This is a hot topic at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This week José Graziano da Silva of FAO said that … Continue reading

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Forests and insects for food security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has recently brought attention to two neglected areas of food security: forests and insects. On the 13th to 15th May 2013 the…

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Eating insects

In this hungry world, Prof Arnold van Huis urges us to consider insects as a food source for livestock and for us.

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