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Associate Editors
Dr. Silvia Cappellozza, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Italy
Dr Nancy Carrejo (bioconversion, BSF, ecology, taxonomy, scavenging), Universidad del Valle, Colombia
Prof. Eraldo M. Costa-Neto (ethno-entomology, anthropology), Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Brazil
Dr Arnout Fischer (consumer behaviour), Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Prof. Laura Gasco (effects of insects as feed), University of Turin, Italy
Dr Hong Ji (aquaculture, fish feed, lipid metabolism, insect protein, chitin), Northwest A&F University, China
Dr John N. Kinyuru (human nutrition and consumer acceptance), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Kenya
Dr. Silvenus O. Konyole (effects of insects on nutritional health of humans), Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya
Dr Attawit Kovitvadhi (feed, dogs & cats), Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dr. Catriona Lakemond, (processing), Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands
Dr Cecilia Lalander (waste conversion), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Dr. Andrea Liceaga (bioactive peptides), Purdue University, USA
Dr Adriana Najar-Rodriguez (effects of insects as feed, BSF bioconversion, BSF ecology, circular economy, mass rearing), The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, New Zealand
Dr Dennis G.A.B. Oonincx (animal nutrition), Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Dr. Daniela A. Peguero (processing), Eawag, Switzerland
Dr. Christine J. Picard (genetics), Indiana University, USA
Prof. Santos Rojo (mass rearing, feed), University of Alicante, Spain
Dr Christos I. Rumbos (mass production, rearing, waste streams), University of Thessaly, Greece
Dr Birgit Rumpold (consumer attitudes and processing), Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Dr Sergiy Smetana (environmental impact, processing), German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL e.V.), Germany
Dr. Thomas Spranghers (black soldier fly, yellow mealworm), VIVES University of Applied Sciences, Belgium
Dr Chrysantus M. Tanga (mass rearing, insect-based animal feed, waste conversion, insect-based food), icipe, Kenya
Dr Gianluca Tettamanti (digestion, immune system and metabolism), University of Insubria, Italy
Dr. Hung Q. Tran (aquafeed), University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Dr Grant Vandenberg (animal nutrition and physiology), Université Laval, Canada

Editorial Board
Prof. Jérôme Casas, University of Tours, France
Dr Adrian Charlton, FERA, United Kingdom
Dr Florence Dunkel, Montana State University, USA
Patrick Durst, Forestry and natural resources consultancy, Thailand
Prof. Jørgen Eilenberg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr Sunday Ekesi, icipe, Kenya
Prof. Kokoete Ekpo, Federal University Otuoke, Nigeria
Prof. Ying Feng, Research Institute of Resources Insects, China
Dr Mark Finke, Mark Finke LLC, USA
Prof. Lynn Frewer, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Prof. Richou Han, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, China
Dr Yupa Hanboonsong, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Dr Marc Kenis, CABI, Switzerland
Dr Catriona Lakemond, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Prof. Harinder Makkar, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Dr José Manuel Pino Moreno, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Prof. Benno Meyer-Rochow, Oulu University, Finland; Andong University, South Korea
Prof. Kenichi Nonaka, Rikkyo University, Japan
Dr Søren Bøye Olsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Prof. Maurizio G. Paoletti, University of Padova, Italy
Dr Nanna Roos, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr Oliver Schlüter, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Germany
Prof. John Schneider, Mississippi State University, USA
Prof. Joop van Loon, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Dr Teun Veldkamp, EAAP Commission on Insects / Wageningen Livestock Research, the Netherlands
Prof. Wim Verbeke, Ghent University, Belgium
Dr Jintana Yhoung-Aree, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand
Prof. Jibin Zhang, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Prof. Jose Jacobo Zubcoff Vallejo, University of Alicante, Spain
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19 - 22 June Insects to Feed the World, Singapore
1-5 July Summer School Insects as Food & Feed, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed is partner to 2024 International Conference ‘Insects to Feed the World, 19-22 June 2024, Singapore. The accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the Journal of Insects as Food and Feed.

The Journal of Insects as Food and Feed is partner of the ASEAN Food and Feed Insects’ Association.

The Journal of Insects as Food and Feed is partner of the ASBRACI (Associação Brasileira dos Criadores de Insetos).

The Journal of Insects as Food and Feed is partner of the EAAP Insect Study Commission.

The Journal of Insects as Food and Feed is partner of the International InsectCentre.

Brill | Wageningen Academic is partner of the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed.

Brill | Wageningen Academic is partner of the NGN (New Generation Nutrition).

Brill | Wageningen Academic is partner of the NACIA (North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture).

Brill | Wageningen Academic is partner of the Woven Network CIC.

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Aims and scope
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.

Editorial statement
Insects are the most diverse group of animals known, and although there are nearly 2,000 species known to be utilised as food by people, there is a high likelihood that many more species could be utilised. Historically, insects have been eaten by people from many different cultures as part of their normal diet. This tradition has actively continued in several continents where collecting food insects is an important part of people’s livelihoods. Depending upon the geographical location of these different cultures, insects are collected from forests, freshwater ecosystems, deserts, and even agricultural fields. In most cultures, collecting insects as food was governed by traditional methods that encouraged sustainability in the supply of insects. Increasing population pressures, along with associated habitat degradation, has seen adoption of non-sustainable harvesting practices. One of the dangers faced by people globally is the loss of food diversity, and the use of a diverse range of food insects would be a step to alleviate this problem. Many edible insect species are only seasonally available, and there have been some species that have been semi-domesticated to be farmed, either in the wild or in cages. The number of edible insect species that fall into this category is very small, and the potential to farm more species is high and requires further investigation.

One of the advantages of using insects as food and feed is the reduced environmental impacts associated with their production compared to the more conventional stock animals. Insects can be food for both humans and also for some animals used as food, such as fish, poultry and pigs. Edible insects hold considerable potential to replace major feed ingredients that are currently used but have a larger ecological footprint. Environmental impact studies for the production of insect protein are needed to estimate global warming potential, energy use and land use as are overall life cycle assessments. Production of insects for these purposes goes beyond collecting them in the field, and involves farming that can range from small scale enterprises at the individual household or village level through to industrial-scale rearing. One of the challenges is to be able to produce large volumes of insects at a scale that will help reduce the ecological footprint of food production.

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