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An Exploration on Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Production by Insect Species Suitable for Animal or Human Consumption

An Exploration on Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Production by Insect Species Suitable for Animal or Human Consumption
Background Greenhouse gas (GHG) production, as a cause of climate change, is considered as one of the biggest problems society is currently facing. The livestock sector is one of the large contributors of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Also, large amounts of ammonia (NH3), leading to soil nitrification and acidification, are produced by livestock. Therefore other sources of animal protein, like edible insects, are currently being considered. Methodology/Principal Findings An experiment was conducted to quantify production of carbon dioxide (CO2) and average daily gain (ADG) as a measure of feed conversion efficiency, and to quantify the production of the greenhouse gases methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) as well as NH3 by five insect species of which the first three are considered edible: Tenebrio molitor, Acheta domesticus, Locusta migratoria, Pachnoda marginata, and Blaptica dubia. Conclusions/Significance Editor: Immo A. Copyright: © 2010 Oonincx et al. Introduction Table 1. 2.2 Diet Related:  Hmyz jako potravaActualités anglophones

Eating Bugs!! Manataka™ American Indian Council Presents By Aletheia Price Also Read: Buggy Recipes Indian Use of Insects for Food Edible insects; you may feel that these two words do not even belong in the same sentence. Your insect consumption adds up. There are a number of points that I would like to make: Some insects are edible. O.k., I admit the slight possibility of disadvantages... Is there a better name than insect eating? Other Random Entomophagy Factoids In case you need a little more persuasion: There are 1,462 recorded species of edible insects. Compare this with ground beef, which, although it contains more protein (23.5 g.), also has 288.2 calories and a whopping 21.2 grams of fat! Catching insects in the wild, unless you're fortunate enough to live in a rural area, is a laborious and potentially dangerous task. Buying insects is the easiest way to get edible insects, but it is also the most expensive (ain't it always the way?). Mealworm Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bioinformation. 2012; 8(10): 489–491. MEIMAN: Database exploring Medicinal and Edible insects of Manipur Eating insects won't take off in the west Insects are unlikely to become a viable solution to feeding the increasing global population if western attitudes towards them remain negative, according to a leading analyst. A decline in meat supply and a rise in demand for it would spur food businesses to look for alternative proteins, as the global population reached a predicted 9bn by 2050, said Media Eghbal, head of countries’ analysis at Euromonitor International. “The answer [to feeding the world] could be insects, which are already being eaten in many parts of the world by an estimated 2bn people, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations,” she said. Viable food source However, the most obvious challenge to insects becoming a viable food source for the future was the negative attitudes towards eating insects in western cultures, which had to change, she added. BRIC economies European consumer meat expenditure

Edible Insect lab recipes These recipes are from Creepy Crawly Cuisine by Juliete Ramos-Elorduy, Ph.D., published by Park Street Press, Rochester, VT. This is an excellent insect cookbook featuring many more recipes than we prepared in class. If you ever want to cook insects, or just have something interesting on your shelf, I highly recommend buying this book. Pipian Grashoppers (Our grasshopper tacos) Original recipe: 2 scallions, cut in pieces 1/2 lb. tomatillos, cut in pieces 5 radish leaves 2 leaves epazote 5 serrano chiles 1 handful parsley 5 garlic cloves, mashed 3 Tbsp. corn oil 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted and ground 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted and ground 3 cumin seeds, toasted 1/2 lb. grasshoppers 1/8 tsp. salt 1 cup bouillon tortillas, for serving Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Class modifications: We didn't have access to a lot of the salsa ingredients so we served the tacos with store bought salsa verde, some sour cream would probably go pretty well too. Class modifications:

SCIENCE DAILY 11/01/11 Edible insects produce smaller quantities of greenhouse gasses than cattle Insects produce much smaller quantities of greenhouse gases per kilogram of meat than cattle and pigs. This is the conclusion of scientists at Wageningen University who have joined forces with government and industry to investigate whether the rearing of insects could contribute to more sustainable protein production. Insect meat could therefore form an alternative to more conventional types of meat. Cattle farming worldwide is a major producer of greenhouse gases. For the assessment of the sustainability of insect meat, the researchers at Wageningen University quantified the production of greenhouse gases of several edible insect species. The results of the study were published in the online journal PLoS ONE on 29 December. The research team has for the first time quantified the greenhouse gases produced per kilogram of insect product. Alternative

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Grasshopper Recipes with Real Insects Grasshopper Recipes with Real Insects Insect Preparation: To clean insects, place in a colander or fine mesh strainer, rinse and pat dry. Dry roast in a 300-degree oven until crispy. They can be ground into flour, cut into pieces or served whole. Dry Roasted GrasshoppersSpread fresh, frozen and cleaned insects on paper towels on a cookie sheet. Bake at 200° for 1-2 hours until desired stateof dryness is reached. Silly Willy's Home BrewOffered by Jo Tuscarora ~ Great-Great-Granddaughter of Orlando Tongue ~...who learned this from some Ol' Gal'sChase wild bullfrogs for three miles to gather up hops. Grasshopper Goulash20 GRASSHOPPERS chopped2 handfuls of moss6 owlets eyes3 cups of chicken blood2 grass snakes innards3 cups of maggotsFry the chopped grasshoppers with the owlets eyes and innards from the snakes. Chocolate Covered Grasshoppers 2 Squares of semisweet chocolate25 dry-roasted crickets and/or grasshoppers with legs and wings removed. Links to Insects as Food

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Cockroach Milk Could Make A Nutritious Meal In The Future While the idea of a cockroach milkshake might not exactly get your gastric juices flowing, it’s a highly nutritious source of protein and it could be a valuable tool to ease our world’s food production woes. Around 10 years ago, it was discovered that the stomachs of a particular type of cockroach contain milk protein crystals. This cockroach (Diploptera punctata) is the only known viviparous cockroach, meaning it gives birth to live young, which is fairly bizarre for an insect. Just like mammals, they have to feed their young with a “milk” containing protein crystals, and these crystals were found to hold a crazy amount of protein. However, as you can imagine, milking cockroaches isn’t easy. So now, an international team of scientists has developed a less demanding and potentially cheaper way to harness this cockroachy-goodness. "The crystals are like a complete food – they have proteins, fats, and sugars. [H/T: Munchies]

Meat producers should replace cattle with insects, scientists say Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered that insects produce significantly less greenhouse gas per kilogram of meat than cattle or pigs. Their study, published in the online journal PLoS One, suggests that a move towards insect farming could result in a more sustainable - and affordable - form of meat production. The rearing of cattle and pigs for meat production results in an estimated 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. With worldwide consumption of beef and pork expected to double by 2020, alternatives are being investigated. Of these, perhaps the most notable has been the development of "in-vitro meat" which is lab-grown tissue not requiring the production of a whole organism. In addition to the environmental impact of current meat production techniques, scientists believe that the inevitable increase in price as population-driven demand grows will ultimately result in traditional meat products becoming unavailable to many people around the world. Related articles

NORDIC FOOD LAB 16/05/13 Major funding awarded for edible insect research in Denmark Our official press release: Velux Foundation to support Nordic Food Lab’s development of Western insect gastronomy COPENHAGEN – May 16, 2013 – Nordic Food Lab and University of Copenhagen have received funding to expand their research into insect gastronomy. While other researchers are focussing on environmental and nutritional benefits of entomophagy, Nordic Food Lab is working to make insects delicious to the Western palate and thus bring them into its culinary culture. The project is funded by The Velux Foundation’s program for environment and sustainability. Nordic Food Lab has formed an international advisory board for the project, bringing together experts in entomology, gastronomy, psychology, and sustainable food systems from around the world.

Insects as Food, by Gene DeFoliart; Home Page Raise Your Own Edible Bugs With This Decorative Kitchen Pod The U.N. recently suggested (not for the first time) that we put a bit more crunchy insect protein into our diets. Eating bugs could provide a sustainable source of snackage--they produce less greenhouse gas than cattle, those four-legged methane-factories, and don't require as much farmland as animals. In fact, you can raise insects right in your kitchen! That's the goal of Lepsis, a prototype countertop grasshopper breeder from designer Mansour Ourasanah in collaboration with KitchenAid. "As a symbol of change, the product is a constant remember of the importance of food, its infinite diversity and our contribution in the survival of the planet and the fate future generations," Ourasanah writes in his design summary. Lepsis comes with four different units--one each for breeding, growing, harvesting and killing your next delicious grasshopper burger. [Inhabitat]

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