Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2013

Crickets and Sudangrass: An Alternative Approach to Feeding the World

Zachary Dashner
Zachary Dashner
USA
University of California at Davis
USA
Nicholas Talken
Nicholas Talken
USA
University of California at Davis
USA
Rémy Moens
Rémy Moens
USA
University of California at Davis
USA

To bring to the forefront of the sustainable food debate the practice of consuming optimized insects as readily available and nutrient-dense sustenance.

From prehistoric times to the modern era, insects have been a part of the human diet. The environmental and nutritional benefits of insects versus traditional livestock are vast. Insects take considerably less water and feed to produce than large animals on a per pound basis and contain comparable nutrients. Although some cultures still integrate entomophagy, or the consumption of insects, into their diets, there are still a number of cultures that do not. By adopting a biodynamic and environmentally-friendly cropping system composed of Sorghum-Sudangrass hybrids and nitrogen-fixing legumes as a feed source for crickets, future farmers could maximize outputs and minimize resource use, erosion, and costs. This vertically integrated system could ultimately benefit each of the three facets of sustainability by alleviating hunger and malnutrition while reducing GHG emissions and resource usage, all while encouraging economic development.

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Indonesia

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Canada

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India

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