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The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

Arnold van Huis, Marcel Dicke, and Henk van Gurp

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166843
eISBN:
9780231536219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166843.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book makes the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part of our future diet. It provides consumers and chefs with the essential facts about insects for ... More


Introduction to Entomophagy Anthropology

Julie J. Lesnik

in Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056999
eISBN:
9780813053776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056999.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 1 introduces the key players currently and historically involved in what may be called the entomophagy movement towards more sustainably produced animal protein. There have also been a number ... More


On the Future and Sustainability

Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, and Marcel Dicke

in The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166843
eISBN:
9780231536219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166843.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the future and sustainability of insect consumption. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that livestock is responsible for 18 percent of ... More


The Potential for Future Discovery: Testing Hypotheses of Edible Insects

Julie J. Lesnik

in Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056999
eISBN:
9780813053776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056999.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Reconstructing the behavior of past hominins has numerous limitations. Scientific discovery requires evidence-based research and the paleoanthropological record only preserves fragments of past ways ... More


Is It Healthy?

Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, and Marcel Dicke

in The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166843
eISBN:
9780231536219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166843.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter distinguishes what kinds of insects can be eaten as well as their nutritional value. There are about 6 million insect species on Earth, at least 1,200 of which are edible. However, not ... More


Going Forward: Getting Over Our Obsession with Meat

Julie J. Lesnik

in Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056999
eISBN:
9780813053776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056999.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The last chapter addresses why research on edible insects is not nearly as developed compared to meat, and why this imbalance leads to underrepresentation. In paleoanthropology, there is abundant ... More


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