entomophagy

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Consumption of insects as a food. Outside of the US and other developed nations, arthropods and other insects are a major source of nutrition; they are rich in vitamins and lysine—an amino acid deficient in the diet of those subsisting on grains—and provide up to 60% of the dietary protein in rural Africa

entomophagy

Global nutrition The dietary consumption of insects. See Forensic entomology.
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It asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to research the safety of eating insects.
According to Berwyn Evans, from Rentokil, such a reaction is due to the "ick factor" surrounding eating insects.
MSc Entomology student Katy Dainton, who is studying insects as food, said: "The practice of eating insects is called entomophagy.
The 22-year-old was inspired by studies showing that eating insects is the most sustainable way to feed the growing global population - despite the yuck factor.
MSc entomology student Katy Dainton said: "Humans have been eating insects for almost as long as they have been on the planet - there are more than 1,500 types of edible insect, including grasshoppers, ants, crickets, bees and wasps.
A 10-year increase in age led to a 27% decrease in the likelihood of eating insects.
Canadean research finds that consumers who are given detailed, flavour-focused product descriptions are more likely to consider eating insects, with 46 percent saying they would be willing to try them.
We have spent a lot of time worried about insects getting into food; now we want to encourage eating insects as food.
THE ISLAND WITH BEAR GRYLLS C4 9pm For once, survival expert Bear Grylls can kick back in comfort and watch other people eating insects as the desert island blokes continue their fight to stay alive in the wild.
London, Jan 31 ( ANI ): David Cameron has revealed that he is best suited for a show like the 'Great British Bake Off' than 'Strictly Come Dancing' or even 'I'm a Celebrity' because he's better at cooking than taking his clothes off or eating insects.
Stefan has already appeared on BBC programmes Can Eating Insects Save the World?
The Virunga gorillas are heavier and darker, but have never been recorded eating insects or any meat.