Insects as "new" foods

Kemenczei Ágnes and Izsó Tekla and Bognár Lajos and Kasza Gyula: Insects as "new" foods. In: Élelmiszervizsgálati közlemények, (62) 2. pp. 1114-1119. (2016)

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The rapid growth of world population and the scarcity of natural resources are serious problems from an agricultural point of view, therefore, sustainable food production is an increasingly important issue. According to researchers, insects could mean the solution to the impending “protein crisis”, among other things. In recent years, society’s interest in the consumption of foods made of insects increased significantly in Europe, but it should be mentioned that entomophagy (the consumption of insects) is not a new phenomenon, because hints of it can already be found in the Bible. Several studies, discussing mainly the advantages and possible risks of insect consumption have already been prepared, however, our knowledge is still very limited. Although legislation is far from being uniform, we have to be prepared that, sooner or later, foods made of insects are likely to become part of our everyday diet.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Rovarok mint "új" élelmiszerek
Heading title: Tudomány = Science
Journal or Publication Title: Élelmiszervizsgálati közlemények
Date: 2016
Volume: 62
Number: 2
ISSN: 0422-9576
Page Range: pp. 1114-1119
Language: English
Publisher: WESSLING Nemzetközi Kutató és Oktató Központ Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.
Place of Publication: Budapest
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Élelmiszerbiztonság, Rovarok fogyasztása
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 1117-1119. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 02. Engineering and technology
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies > 02.10.02. Food and beverages
Date Deposited: 2023. Jul. 06. 09:32
Last Modified: 2023. Aug. 26. 08:20

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