Special Issue "Sustainability and Perspectives of Edible Insect Rearing and Utilization of Their Products and Byproducts"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2024 | Viewed by 3490
Interests: edible insects; novel foods; sustainability; circular economy; insects flours; alternative protein sources; products and by-products of insect rearing
The prediction that the world population will be 9 billion by 2050, widely regarded as optimistic, imposes a more responsible and sustainable use of resources and, at the same time, a search for alternative protein sources that can meet the nutritional needs of an ever-growing population hungry for healthy food. In traditional livestock farming, greater attention must be paid to the sustainability and safety of the feed provided, without neglecting food crops, both of which are representatives of specific territories and innovative ones. In all cases, the concept of sustainability must be declined in its three terms: environmental, economic and social. In this context, edible insects are a promising alternative food source due to their high nutritional value and sustainable production. In some countries, edible insect production must be made increasingly sustainable through the valorisation of waste and by-products for insect feeding as well as the valorisation of farm products. For other countries, it represents a promising prospect for direct or indirect feed and food production.
The goal of the current Special Issue is to publish high-quality scientific articles dealing with innovative solutions for edible insect rearing, as well as new perspectives on the use of rearing products and byproducts. For this reason, we invite you to submit the results of your current scientific research, in the form of original articles, communications, or reviews, on (i) conditions of edible insect rearing for animal feed production; (ii) the valorization of waste from agrifood supply chains for insects’ sustenance; (iii) the utilization of the products and byproducts of rearing, both direct and indirect; (iv) the production and utilization of flours from them both for food and feed; (v) changes in the environmental impact of insect rearing and their connection to the geographical area of their setting; and (vi) the effects of insect feeding on farmed animals, especially those intended in turn for human consumption.
Thank you for your contributions.
Dr. Simona Errico
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- edible insects
- insect rearing
- food preferences
- insect meals
- alternative protein sources
- animal feed
- insect meal digestibility
- waste, products and byproducts of insect rearing
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: A multidisciplinary approach for the development of a supply chain in biomass conversion mediated by larvae of Hermetia illucens L.: from rearing to by-product exploitation in the Hermes project.
Authors: E. De Santis; A. De Iudicibus; F. Lecce; M. De Mei; F. Petrazzuolo; A. Assirelli; C. Beni; A. Del Giudice; F. Gallucci; M. Carnevale; E. Santangelo; S. Arnone
Affiliation: 1 - Energy Technologies and Renewable Sources Department; 2 - Department of Sustainability ENEA CR Casaccia Via Anguillarese 301, 00123 Santa Maria di Galeria (Rome, Italy); 3 - CREA Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing, Via della Pascolare 16, 00015 Monterotondo (Rome, Italy)