The world food deficit has resulted in an expanded effort to find new sources of protein. With significant research efforts directed toward development of oilseed, leaf, fish and single cell concentrates, it is surprising that insects have been almost totally overlooked. They are a natural food for many kinds of animals and they are used widely as food by some human populations, especially in the tropics where they help compensate for the general deficiency in animal proteins, fats and calories. The few biochemical studies done to date indicate that insect protein is of high quality.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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DeFoliart, G. R.
"Is There a Greater Role for Insects as Food?,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 16
, Article 16.
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