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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The book has a chapter (11) on research, development and future of entomophagy in different countries as well as perceptions on insects as an alternative food source.
In this section, Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, says he believes entomophagy education will assist in people perceiving insects as a delicious food option.
Such dishes suggest the fundamental irony that informs contemporary entomophagy. While insect evangelists champion bugs as a potential solution to looming food shortages for the masses, we eat them today largely because food for the comparatively well-off is so boringly abundant.
Entomophagy, or the eating of insects, is practiced in most parts of the world as a regular part of a diet because insects provide an important source of protein.
This practice, known as entomophagy (en-toh-MOFF-uh-jee), makes sense, she says, because insects tend to be quite nutritious.
The good news is that, entomophagy, the act of eating insects, has been practiced by humans since time immemorial and continues to be practiced by cultures worldwide as a dietary supplement and a form of medicine.
The contributors address such subjects as gender in American wild game cookbooks, entomophagy, and the many uses of cattails.
Blum MS (1994) The limits of entomophagy: a discretionary gourmand in a world of toxic insects.
Entomophagy, however, is not commonly practiced in Sabah except by some rural and elderly people.
Aletheia Price is a California resident and lifelong homeschooler whose interests include entomophagy, web design and nonfiction writing.
In fact, according to www.eatbug.com, an entomophagy (insect eating) website, most people inadvertently have consumed more than a pound of insects in their lifetime.