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Selected bibliography


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Insect Farming

Baiano, Antonietta. (2020). ‘Edible insects: An overview on nutritional characteristics, safety, farming, production technologies, regulatory framework, and socio-economic and ethical implications.’ Trends in Food Science & Technology, pp.35-50. doi:  Keywords: nutrition, alternative food, environmental, novel food, regulations, safety


Berggren, A., Jansson, A., and Low, M. (2018) ‘Using current systems to inform rearing facility design in the insect-as-food industry.’ Journal of Insects as Food and Feed: 4 (3), pp.167-170. doi: Keywords: food system, sustainable, mass rearing, animal husbandry

Cortes Ortiz, J.A., Ruiz, A.T., Morales-Ramos, J.A., Thomas, M., Rojas, M.G., Tomberlin, J.K., Yi, L., Han, R., Giroud, L. and Jullien, R.L. (2016). ‘Insect Mass Production Technologies. Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients’, pp.153–201. doi:

Keywords: production, farming, rearing, nutrition, diets, feed formulation, mealworm, housefly, soldier fly, cricket, tenebrio molior, zophobas morio, musca domestica, hermetia illucens, acheta domesticus, galleria mellonella

Durst, P.B. and Hanboonsong, Y. (2014) ‘Small-scale production of edible insects for enhanced food security and rural livelihoods: experience from Thailand and Lao People’s Democratic Republic’. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed: 1(1), pp. 25-31. doi: Keywords: consumption, marketing, southeast asia, production, procession, Lao PDR, Thailand

ipiff. (2020) ‘A glimpse of a modern insect farm fact sheet.’ URL: Accessed: 15/05/23. Keywords: farm, europe, ipiff, factsheet

McNicholl, Douglas. (2017) ‘Abattoir Waste to Revenue’. All Energy Pty. Ltd. for Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd. URL: Accessed: 15/05/23. Keywords: waste, abattoir, animal, cattle, beef, processing

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