[Autom. eng. transl.] The Heads of State and Government of 189 countries, meeting in 2000 at the UN's New York summit, signing the "United Nations Millennium Declaration", affirmed their responsibility towards the entire planet, placing the ambitious goal - by 2015, to significantly reduce the percentage of the world's hungry population. The challenge for the international scientific community is to make it possible to increase food productivity by means of sustainable food systems, to ensure a healthy, safe and sufficient diet for every human being. FAO, based on studies by prestigious research institutes, suggests that edible insects could play an important role in both human and animal nutrition and represent a concrete response to the millennium challenge. Insects are a more efficient source of proteins and amino acids than other animals traditionally raised for human consumption: for the same amount of protein produced they consume infinitely smaller quantities of feed, drinking water, energy, land and produce less greenhouse gases and can be used to decompose waste without competing for food with human beings themselves.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The Edible Insect project. Feed the planet with new sustainable sources|
|Number of pages||58|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- edible insects