Climate change and the increasing global population require a radical change in food production and consumption, mainly in western countries. Insects as food seem to be a solution to reach those objectives related to the sustainable development. Research mainly barriers and facilitators that can influence the consumption of insects has been done. Little research on the consumers' knowledge has been carried out. The present research aims at understanding what consumers know about eating insect. The results show that consumers have low or wrong knowledge on the issue. It is suggested to do more research on the type of knowledge a consumer need to make a conscious choice and to build information and communication campaigns.

Insects at the table: What consumers know

Laura Emma Milani Marin
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Alessandra Cecilia Jacomuzzi
2020-01-01

Abstract

Climate change and the increasing global population require a radical change in food production and consumption, mainly in western countries. Insects as food seem to be a solution to reach those objectives related to the sustainable development. Research mainly barriers and facilitators that can influence the consumption of insects has been done. Little research on the consumers' knowledge has been carried out. The present research aims at understanding what consumers know about eating insect. The results show that consumers have low or wrong knowledge on the issue. It is suggested to do more research on the type of knowledge a consumer need to make a conscious choice and to build information and communication campaigns.
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