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Why will we eat insects in 2050? 

Pierre Breteau Life 18.05.2013: Crickets as macaroons? Grasshoppers made into flour? The FAO has praised the role of insects in the fight against world hunger; this video looks at the huge potential market represented by this form of food, for animals as well as humans. (In French only)  [Plus]

 

Global consequences of overfishing

Overfishing is a global problem with many serious social, economic and environmental impacts. Every day, billions of people worldwide rely on fish and seafood as a direct source of food and livelihood. Today, more than ever, our oceans are under pressure to meet the needs of growing populations in developing countries and the growing consumption of fish and seafood that follows.  [More]

 

The impacts of farming on the environment impacts

(FAO Focus 2006)  A new report from FAO says livestock is one of the main causes of the most pressing environmental problems, namely global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Using a methodology for the entire industry, the report estimates that livestock is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than transportation. However, the same sector can also contribute to solving these problems by providing substantial improvements at a reasonable cost. [More]

 

FAO and edible insects

May 12, 2013: The information guide “The insects contribution to food security, livelihoods and the environment” is a 4-page summary of “Edible insects: the prospects for food and feed safety” [More]