In Uganda and neighboring African nations, wild grasshoppers are a delicacy and are commonly harvested for their use as food. A team of researchers has designed a new trap that improves on the traditional model by reducing nontarget bycatch, energy consumption, and use of hazardous materials.
A recent review article from the Annals of the ESA provides an overview of what we know about insects as food and feed.
A recent study from the Annals of the ESA shows that children may be more open to the possibility of eating insects than adults, creating opportunities for entomophagy education.
Yellow mealworms (Tenebrio molitor) have long been produced as fish bait and pet food, but their use as animal feed and even food for people is growing. Researchers are working to fine-tune methods to improve the quantity and quality of mass-reared mealworms.