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entomophagous

[‚ent·ə′mäf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on insects.
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Industrial aspects of entomophagy are expounded upon in chapter eight of the book.
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Entomophagy is focused on edible insects and their nutritional benefits.
Fresco also connects entomophagy to our past, with humans who readily consumed insects, and to awareness and acceptance of other cultures and their traditions.
* Research the risk of potential zoonosis, pathogens, toxins and heavy metals (through the use of bio-waste streams) from entomophagy.
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Martinez favors gradualism over shock value in her efforts to introduce people to the virtues of entomophagy, or insect eating.
A month ago I read an article in the New Yorker about entomophagy, which, as everyone knows, is how to eat insects.
The UK Food Standards Agency has also been ordered to investigate and potentially look at ways to make entomophagy - the eating of insects, more popular.
And, bug eating advocates like David George Gordon, the author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, tout the environmental benefits of entomophagy, since raising insects for food has less of an environmental impact than raising livestock.
The thought of snacking on insects might make you squirm, but roughly 80 percent of the world's population practices entomophagy, or the eating of insects.