Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Future Foods

Edited by Heimo Mikkola

University of Eastern Finland

It is anticipated that by 2050 we will have nine billion people to feed-how can we manage? As scarcities of agricultural land, water, forest, fishery and biodiversity resources, as well as nutrients and nonrenewable energy are foreseen, insect rearing is one solution for food and feed security in the future. In this book, we have nine chapters ranging from mushroom, insect, and earthworm farming to smart packaging and 3D printing of future foods. However, because of their biological composition, several issues should be considered, such as microbial safety, toxicity, palatability, and the presence of inorganic compounds. Specific health implications ought to be kept in mind especially if mushrooms, earthworms, or insects are reared on waste products. Allergies induced through insects' ingestion also deserve attention. A possible HACCP plan has been described considering pre-requirements in insect production and transformation.

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Future FoodsEdited by Heimo Mikkola

Published: October 4th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65132

ISBN: 978-953-51-3552-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3551-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4633-9

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

13553 Total Chapter Downloads

12 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

30 Dimensions Citations


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1. Competitive Edible Mushroom Production from Nonconventional Waste Biomass

By Noé Aguilar‐Rivera, Régulo Carlos Llarena‐Hernández, Christian Michel‐Cuello, Martin Roberto Gámez‐Pastrana and Teresita de Jesús Debernardi‐Vazquez


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2. Nutritional Value, Food Ingredients, Chemical and Species Composition of Edible Insects in China

By Weiping Yin, Junna Liu, Huaqing Liu and Biyu Lv


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3. Selected Edible Insects and Their Products in Traditional Medicine, Food and Pharmaceutical Industries in Africa: Utilisation and Prospects

By Afam I.O. Jideani and Rinah K. Netshiheni


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4. Allergy to Edible Insects: A Computational Identification of the IgE-Binding Cross-Reacting Allergen Repertoire of Edible Insects

By Pierre Rougé and Annick Barre


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5. Constraints of HACCP Application on Edible Insect for Food and Feed

By Maria João Ramos Fraqueza and Luis Avelino da Silva Coutinho Patarata


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6. Polyandry as a Signal of Phase Shift in Female Desert Locust Schistocerca gregaria

By Severin Dushimirimana, David Damien and Thierry Hance


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7. Nutritive Evaluation of Earthworms as Human Food

By Zhejun Sun and Hao Jiang


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8. Intelligent and Smart Packaging

By Marcello Nicoletti and Paola Del Serrone


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9. Novel Soft Meals Developed by 3D Printing

By Mai Kodama, Yumiko Takita, Hideaki Tamate, Azusa Saito, Jin Gong, Masato Makino, Ajit Khosla, Masaru Kawakami and Hidemitsu Furukawa


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