This book provides stimulating and timely suggestions about expanding the world food supply to include a variety of minilivestock. It suggests a wide variety of small animals as nutritious food. These animals include arthropods (insects, earthworms, snails, frogs), and various rodents. The major advantage of minilivestock is that they do not have to be fed on grains thus saving many crop species for human consump-tion. The book suggests technologies for harvesting these small livestock.
Table of Contents
Minilivestock Environment, Sustainability, and the Local Knowledge Disappearance;The Minilivestock: Environment, Education, Research and Economics; Potential of Rodents for Minilivestock in Africa; Rodent Farming in the Amazon: Experience with Amerindians in Venezuela; Frogs as Food; Snail Collection and Smallscale Production in Africa and Europe; Overview of the Role of Edible Insects in Preserving Biodiversity; Insects: Food for Human Evolution; Minilivestock Consumption in the Ancient Near East: The Case of Locusts; Human Consumption of Lepidoptera, Termites, Orthoptera, and Ants in Africa; Insects Eaten in Africa (Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Heteroptera, Homop-tera); Notes on the Edible Insects of South Benin: A Source of Protein; Edible Insects in Japan; Insects: A Hopeful Food Source; Edible Invertebrates among Amazonian Indians: A Critical Review of Disappearing Knowledge; Edible Insects in Ecuador; Palm Worm (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Rhynchophorus palmarum): A Traditional Food: Examples from Alto Orinoco, Venezuela; Insect and Other Invertebrate Foods of the Australian Aborigines; Traditional Food Insects and Spiders in Several Different Ethnic Groups of North-East India, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand; Edible Insects in the Laos PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam; Lessons from Traditional Foraging Patterns in West Papua (Indonesia); Contemporary Use of Insects and Other Arthropods in Traditional Korean Medicine (Hanbang) in South Korea and Elsewhere; Insects as Traditional Food in China; Medicinal Terrestrial Arthropods in China; Nutritive Value of Earthworms; Pharmaceutical Value and Use of Earthworms; House cricket Smallscale Farming; Insects in the Human Diet: Nutritional Aspects; Hygiene and Health Features of "Minilivestock"