Essays about: "mealworm"

Found 5 essays containing the word mealworm.

  1. 1. Feeding the 45 million : substituting soybean protein with insect protein within EU poultry and egg production

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Douglas Hunter; [2019]
    Keywords : insects; insect production; livestock feed; entomophagy; land use; futures research; food security; energy security; black soldier fly; mealworm; house cricket; sustainable development;

    Abstract : A global population increasing both in number and in resource consumption per capita has resulted in food, livestock feed and energy crop demands that are increasingly difficult to meet on rapidly degrading soils within a diminishing available area of arable land. With further expansion of agricultural land infeasible and yield increases through further intensification insufficient to meet the scale of predicted crop demand, the use of insects as an animal feed has gained traction as a method of not only reducing competition for arable land, but also some of the detrimental environmental consequences of livestock and conventional feed production. READ MORE

  2. 2. Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) are able to detect hidden food using olfactory cues

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Biologi

    Author : Ida Sörensen; [2018]
    Keywords : Buried food test; food odour; foraging; meerkat; olfaction; Suricata suricatta;

    Abstract : Meerkats are known to strongly rely on chemical communication in social contexts. However, little is known about their use of the sense of smell in food detection and selection. READ MORE

  3. 3. Towards a Zero Waste Vision using Insects – Urban Farming producing New Values in a Swedish Supermarket

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Josef Ingvarsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Insects; Entomophagy; Food Waste; Urban Farming;

    Abstract : The premise of the thesis is that current food systems are unsustainable. In fact, as the global population continues to rise, food systems are under greater strain to deliver quality output in a sustainable way. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nutritional value of some insects and their impact on post weaning diarrhoea caused by Escherichia coli

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management

    Author : Therese Schönborg; [2017]
    Keywords : black soldier fly; house cricket; mealworm larvae; chitin; chitosan;

    Abstract : Insects like Black soldier fly (Hermetia Illucens), Mealworm larvae (Tenebrio Molitor) and House cricket (Acheta Domesticus) are of interest as possible sources of protein to be fed to monogastic animals like pigs and poultry, as they are all thought to have nutrient compositions similar to soybean- or fish meal. This is of interest as the demand for high quality protein is increasing in time with the growing world population. READ MORE

  5. 5. The yellow mealworm Tenebrio molitor : a potential source of food lipids

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Ulrika Bragd; [2017]
    Keywords : mealworm; Tenebrio molitor; lipids; fatty acids; edible insects; future food;

    Abstract : The yellow mealworm Tenebrio molitor is considered as a sustainable alternative to animal-derived source of protein. The population of the world increases and is believed to be over 9 billion by 2050, and the demand of protein will increase. Among edible insects, the mealworm is the one most commonly reared in Europe. READ MORE