volume 168, issue 6-7, P422-431 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12935
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Ljubinka Francuski, Leo W. Beukeboom

Abstract: Insects have been on the menu of humans for centuries, but only recently we have begun to mass produce them for human food and animal feed. This introduction first paints a synopsis of mass cultured insects and their application. The new insect production industry raises many interesting fundamental and applied questions about insect biology and fitness. The second part of the introduction to this special issue addresses the 13 articles dealing with the improvement of mass‐rearing efforts for a range of insect…

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