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Volume 7 (2021): Issue 5 (Aug 2021)

in Journal of Insects as Food and Feed
Environmental aspects of insect mass production
Pages: 553–571
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021
Welfare of farmed insects
Pages: 573–584
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021
Substrate as insect feed for bio-mass production
Pages: 585–596
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021
Diseases in edible insect rearing systems
Pages: 621–638
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021
Genetic and genomic selection in insects as food and feed
Pages: 661–682
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021
Insect left-over substrate as plant fertiliser
Pages: 683–694
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021
Impacts of insect consumption on human health
Pages: 695–713
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021
Use of insect products in pig diets
Pages: 781–793
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021
Effect of using insects as feed on animals: pet dogs and cats
Pages: 795–805
Publication Date: 13 Aug 2021

Advancement of insects as food and feed in a circular economy

The interest in insects as food and feed is growing exponentially. This is due to the insects being a high quality, efficient, and sustainable alternative protein source for both the food and feed sector. For that reason, the Journal of Insects as Food and Feed has published a special, open-access issue in August 2021. This issue is a follow up of the book Insects as food and feed: from production to consumption.

The special issue reviews many aspects related to insects for feed and food along the value chain. It covers aspects related to insect production including facility design, pest and disease problems, genetic improvement, using and treating all kind of substrates, the manipulation of insects’ nutritional values, the safety of substrates, and how to use substrate leftovers. The contribution of edible insects to the circular economy is discussed, entailing the impact of insect production and products on the environment. Benefits of insects on both human and animal health is discussed, as well as the suitability of insects as feed for fish, poultry, pigs, and pets. The food safety articles deal with microbial and chemical contaminants, allergenicity, and legislation. Processing technologies and the processing pathways for proteins, lipids, and chitin has been examined. Also, the kind of products containing insects has been reviewed as well as strategies to increase consumer acceptance. A topic included, but often not discussed, is the economic viability of the sector.

In all, the 30 articles cover all these issues and present the most recent developments. The lead authors are world leading in their field of expertise.

You can find the complete issue here.

The guest editors assigned to specific parts of the special issue are:

Prof. Dr Ir Arnold van Huis
emeritus professor of the Laboratory of Entomology
Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen
the Netherlands
editor-in-chief of the Journal of Insects as Food and Feed
Email: editor-in-chief@insectsasfoodandfeed.com
Dr Birgit A. Rumpold
Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies
Technische Universität Berlin
Berlin
Germany
Prof. Dr HJ (Ine) van der Fels-Klerx
Wageningen Food Safety Research & Business Economics Group
Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen
the Netherlands
Dr Jeffery K. Tomberlin
Department of Entomology
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX
USA

 

The following sponsors make it possible to publish this Special Issue Open Acces.