An Exploration on Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Production by Insect Species Suitable for Animal or Human Consumption

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Abstract

Greenhouse gas (GHG) production, as a cause of climate change, is considered as one of the biggest problems society is currently facing. The livestock sector is one of the large contributors of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Also, large amounts of ammonia (NH3), leading to soil nitrification and acidification, are produced by livestock. Therefore other sources of animal protein, like edible insects, are currently being considered.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere14445
Number of pages7
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume5
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • pachnoda-ephippiata coleoptera
  • reduced oxygen concentrations
  • nitrous-oxide
  • metabolic-rate
  • livestock buildings
  • carbon-dioxide
  • weaned pigs
  • emissions
  • methane
  • respiration

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