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The ‘Journal of Insects as Food and Feed' covers edible insects from harvesting in the wild through to industrial scale production. It publishes contributions to understanding the ecology and biology of edible insects and the factors that determine their abundance, the importance of food insects in people's livelihoods, the value of ethno-entomological knowledge, and the role of technology transfer to assist people to utilise traditional knowledge to improve the value of insect foods in their lives. The journal aims to cover the whole chain of insect collecting or rearing to marketing edible insect products, including the development of sustainable technology, such as automation processes at affordable costs, detection, identification and mitigating of microbial contaminants, development of protocols for quality control, processing methodologies and how they affect digestibility and nutritional composition of insects, and the potential of insects to transform low value organic wastes into high protein products. At the end of the edible insect food or feed chain, marketing issues, consumer acceptance, regulation and legislation pose new research challenges. Food safety and legislation are intimately related. Consumer attitude is strongly dependent on the perceived safety. Microbial safety, toxicity due to chemical contaminants, and allergies are important issues in safety of insects as food and feed. Innovative contributions that address the multitude of aspects relevant for the utilisation of insects in increasing food and feed quality, safety and security are welcomed.

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

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Volume 2, Number 1, 19 March 2016

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The career of Dr J. Ramos-Elorduy Blásquez
pp. 3-14(12)
Author: Pino Moreno, J.M.

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Anthropo-entomophagy in Guaycurú linguistic groups from Argentina: past and present
pp. 15-26(12)
Authors: Loiácono, M.S.; Margaría, C.; Giovannetti, M.A.; Silva, S.

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Utilisation and trade of edible grasshoppers in the western region of the state of Morelos, Mexico
pp. 27-36(10)
Authors: Pino Moreno, J.M.; García Flores, A.; Barreto Sánchez, S.D.; Martínez Luque, E.O.

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Determination of fatty acid content in some edible insects of Mexico
pp. 37-42(6)
Authors: Pino Moreno, J.M.; Ganguly, A.

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The ghost moth (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) as food of indigenous people in Mexico
pp. 53-59(7)
Authors: Gómez, B.; Junghans, C.; Aldasoro, E.M.; Grehan, J.R.

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Influence of environmental conditions on insect reproduction and chemical composition of escamoles (Liometopum apiculatum M)
pp. 61-65(5)
Authors: Melo-Ruíz, V.; Sánchez-Herrera, K.; Sandoval-Trujillo, H.; Díaz-García, R.; Quirino-Barreda, T.

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