Short Communication

Journal of Insect Conservation

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 667-670

First online:

Entomophagy and insect conservation: some thoughts for digestion

  • Alan L. YenAffiliated withBiosciences Research Division, Department of Primary Industries Email author 

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There is an apparent contradiction between conserving insects and using them as food. Entomophagy can make a significant contribution to insect conservation if they are sustainably harvested in conjunction with appropriate habitat management. It can also be an alternative source of proteins for humans in order to reduce adverse environmental impacts of livestock production.


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