At the end of this course, you should be able to:
- identify the major insect producing techniques used worldwide;
- describe the main uses for insects and their products in the food and feed sectors;
- understand the complexities of marketing insects as food;
- have a good understanding of the legal framework governing the use of insects.
Background and Requirements
Basic knowledge of general biology.
EDIBLE INSECTS: Future prospects for food and feed security, FAO FORESTRY PAPER, 2013. n. 171
Video lectures combined with powerpoint slides, word documents, papers and reports and other supplementary downloadable information.
Certificates and Exam rules
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to students who have participated in the online course "Edible insects: the more you know, the better they taste". Students have to watch the video lectures and to pass the test at the end of each Section with a minimum score of 7/10 and the end of course test with a minimum score of 15/20.
Students attending the Master’s Degree Course in "Food and Beverage Innovation and Management" at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, who have attended the online course "Edible insects: the more you know, the better they taste" and have been awarded the Certificate of Attendance, will be assigned 1 CFU for the course "Insect products".
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari ed Ambientali