Selected aspects of edible insect rearing and consumption – A review

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Mlček J., Adámková A., Adámek M., Borkovcová M., Bednářová M., Kouřimská L., Hlobilová V. (2021): Selected aspects of edible insect rearing and consumption – A review. Czech J. Food Sci., 39: 149–159.

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The presented work brings a comprehensive study of edible insect farming with an impact on the environment and human health. The review focuses not only on commonly monitored parameters such as carbon footprint or feed conversion but also on waste management. It also highlights the positive and negative aspects of eating edible insect regarding human health. Compared to other livestock, the rearing of edible insect brings less environmental burden and higher environmental protection. This review aimed to summarise current knowledge and broaden the complex view of the issue.

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