insects as novel resource
Insects are ancient species on Earth yet western civilizations have not paid attention on them as a natural resource. Insects are cold blooded, resistant and fast growing animals capable of digest and neutralize agents and bacteria that harmful for us. Insects have been part of our diet since the beginning of time and today they are consumed by approximately 2 billion people. There are 1000 species that considered edible. Some of them have suitable characteristics to be able to utilize in the food and feed industry.