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Edible Insects and Human Evolution

Julie J. Lesnik


In Edible Insects and Human Evolution, Julie Lesnik investigates insects in the human diet from an evolutionary perspective. In May of 2013, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization proposed that insects as food should be strongly considered as a means of addressing the increased food demands of our growing global population. One area of investigation proposed by the FAO included more thoroughly understanding the nutritional value of insects in order to promote them as a healthy food choice. This book not only reviews the available evidence of insect nutritional values, but also ... More

Keywords: Diet, Hunter-gatherers, Paleo Diet, Evolution, Hominin, Nonhuman primate, Nutrition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056999
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056999.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie J. Lesnik, author
Wayne State University