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"Entomophagy": an evolving terminology in need of review
Publication: Research - peer-review › Review
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Joshua David Evans, Mohammed Hussen Alemu, Roberto Flore, Michael Bom Frøst, Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, Annette Bruun Jensen, Gabriela Maciel Vergara, V.B. Meyer-Rochow, C. Münke-Svendsen, Søren Bøye Olsen, C. Payne, Nanna Roos, P. Rozin, H.S.G. Tan, Arnold van Huis, Paul Vantomme, Jørgen Eilenberg
the roots of the term ‘entomophagy’ and its uses have evolved over time; (2) illustrate some of the term’s problems that necessitate its review; and (3) offer recommendations for use of the term in future research and other practice.
Our paper offers a brief historical review of insect eating as described by certain Western cultural sources, explores some of the taxonomic ambiguities and challenges surrounding the category ’insects’, and ultimately argues for more precise and contextual terminology in this both richly traditional and rapidly developing field.
|Journal||Journal of Insects as Food and Feed|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 2015|
- The Faculty of Science - Biodiversity, Edible insects, Food systems, Othering, Taxonomy
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