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Want to rear edible insects?
Looking for a handbook on how to design and upscale edible insect rearing? This easy to read handbook describes the basic knowledge and a detailed step-by-step plan for rearing edible insects. The book presents information essential for further development of the entire insect chain and contains many practical recommendations for the start/setup of professional insect […]
Insects Summer School
The field of rearing insects for human food and animal feed is new. There are many challenges in bringing insects on the market. How can we rear insects in a sustainable way with low environmental impact and contributing to a circular economy? What type of production design and facilities are needed to farm the insects […]
Edible insects: source of Vitamin D
Interview with Dr. Dennis Oonincx, researcher at the Animal Nutrition Group of the Wageningen University Our usual first question: how did you get interested in insects? I started keeping reptiles when I was a ten year old and hence came into contact with insects used as feed. In the years that followed I started to […]
Edible insects: the value chain
The symposium “Edible Insects: the value chain” will be held on 21-22 March 2018 in Ede-Wageningen to celebrate 10 years of insect research in The Netherlands. Researchers of Wageningen University&Research will present the latest insights and findings related to the applicability of insects as a novel protein source considering different steps of the value chain. […]
A new book by A. Van Huis
Alternative protein sources are urgently required as the available land area is not sufficient to satisfy the growing demand for meat. Insects have a high potential of becoming a new sector in the food and feed industry, mainly because of the many environmental benefits when compared to meat production. This will be outlined in the […]
Worldwide list of edible insects
Edible insects doesn’t mean just crickets and grasshoppers. There are more than 2.000 species of edible insects around the world and you can find them in the list compiled by Mr. Yde Jongema, taxonomist at the Department of Entomology of Wageningen University&Research, the Netherlands. It’s a really accurate list, reporting the genus, the species, the […]
Crickerita: the pizza is ready!
As the academic year 2016-2017 comes to the end, it is fair to close it with the conclusive part of my most exciting adventure: Crickerita. The idea of Crickerita was born in January thanks to me and my colleague Stefano Fratoni, during the course “insects as food and feed”. Few months ago, we started to […]