Locust as source of food and feed
- 1Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur -302004, Rajasthan, India
Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 10, Issue (2), Pages 13-14, April,2 (2021)
Acridid grasshopper and locust constitute a major group of insect having potential role in agriculture as a pest. Outbreak of locust annually harms crops d devastating for live hood. In the scenario of global food crisis massive locust swarms may be used as food and feed products for human and farm animals. Increasing human population, larger pressure on the environment and more demand for nutrients and energy are predicting for near future. Several studies have described significance of locusts in respect of nutritional value and preferred as edible source. Cultivation or farming of locusts needs less modern tools and techniques and very easy to produce locally by workers. In the future to meet out increasing demand of nutritional food, locust farming may be seen as great scope in sustainable food processing and production at commercial level.
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