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      Contribution to the knowledge of entomophagy in Africa

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      Journal of Insects as Food and Feed
      Wageningen Academic Publishers

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          Abstract

          The use of insects as food and feed is probably one of the most exciting topics in entomology in recent times. It is estimated that over 2 billion people worldwide consume insects and with the expanding interest on the subject, an exponential increase of this figure is highly likely. Insects are the largest and the most diverse group of organisms in the animal kingdom, with over 1 million species identified. Globally over 2,000 species are known to be edible and Africa alone consumes ~500 different species.

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          Journal
          jiff
          Journal of Insects as Food and Feed
          Wageningen Academic Publishers
          2352-4588
          15 June 2016
          : 2
          : 3
          : 137-138
          Affiliations
          [ 1 ] Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Postgraduate School of Agriculture and Rural Economics, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield 0028, South Africa.
          [ 2 ] Department of Plant Health, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Duduville Campus, P.O. Box 30772-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
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          Article
          10.3920/JIFF2016.x003
          b14b5372-25f8-4cf0-9b76-29141319d3f3
          © 2016 Wageningen Academic Publishers

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          Animal agriculture,General life sciences,Nutrition & Dietetics,Animal science & Zoology,Life sciences

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