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Type Journal Article - Sight and Life
Title Six Legs to Nutrition: A New Old Food Source
Author(s)
Volume 30
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 112-116
URL https://sightandlife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/SALMZ_0216.pdf#page=111
Abstract
The high burden of global food insecurity and undernutrition,
the increased global emphasis on sustainable
food systems, and a growing demand for animal-source
protein call for increasing the supply of, and access to,
sustainable animal-source foods.
> Edible insects have been a part of traditional diets in
many regions in Asia, Africa, and Latin America for
millennia and are a highly nutritious food source, rich
in macro- and micronutrients.
> Farming insects as “mini-livestock” can help address food
and nutrition security challenges in many settings while
also generating socioeconomic and environmental benefits,
as illustrated by early results emerging in Ghana.

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