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There are historical traces of the use of insects as food in the world, from prehistory to the present traditional use in the Third Wold and the novel use in Developed countries. Now the current regulations are trying to arrange a framework for their reintroduction because their nutritional and nutritive value makes them a considerable food for human consumption, as a source of important nutrients such as high quality protein, unsaturated fat, fibres and minearals

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Parallel Session 4, Day 2, June 1, 2016

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Jun 1st, 9:30 AM Jun 1st, 11:00 AM

Insects: a Protein Revolution for the Western Human Diet

There are historical traces of the use of insects as food in the world, from prehistory to the present traditional use in the Third Wold and the novel use in Developed countries. Now the current regulations are trying to arrange a framework for their reintroduction because their nutritional and nutritive value makes them a considerable food for human consumption, as a source of important nutrients such as high quality protein, unsaturated fat, fibres and minearals