Insect food composition environmental impact


Insects as food and feed: Nutrient composition and environmental impact

Promovendus DGAB (Dennis) Oonincx
Promotor A (Arnold) van Huis JJA (Joop) van Loon
Organisatie Wageningen University, Laboratory of Entomology

di 6 januari 2015 16:00 tot 17:30

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen


  1. Mealworms are a more sustainable source of protein than conventional production animals. (this thesis)
  2. Synergy between the choice of species, feed and the desired product is essential for a successful insect production system. (this thesis)
  3. Vitamin D deficiency is both widespread and strongly underestimated in captive animals.
  4. The key to providing good care to an animal lies in understanding what it  requires, rather than what is present in its natural habitat.
  5. Fat has an undeserved negative connotation.
  6. Organic waste is created by legislation.
  7. Politically correct is an oxymoron.