Entopreneurs - businesses built around entomophagy and insect farming

Q.  New word for businesses build around entomophagy or consumption of insects and insect farming coined in the UK
- Published on 13 Sep 15

a. Entrepreneurs
b. Entopreneurs
c. Insect Farmers
d. None of the above.

ANSWER: Entopreneurs
Insect farming in the European market is projected to be around USD 73 million by 2020. Edible insect farming or entoprise uses 70% of the agricultural land and water for livestock production only. A UN report released in 2013 urged governments and food agencies to consider insects as a means of feeing the world’s growing population projected to be around 9 billion by 2050. Insect farming is also nutritious- a single kilogram of field yields 12 times more edible cricket protein as compared to beef protein.

Post your comment / Share knowledge

Enter the code shown above:
(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above image, reload the page to generate a new one.)