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Environmental Impact of the Production of Mealworms as a Protein Source for Humans – A Life Cycle Assessment

  • Dennis G. A. B. Oonincx mail,

    dennis.oonincx@wur.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Imke J. M. de Boer

    Affiliation: Animal Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: December 19, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051145

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 21 Dec 2012 at 22:00 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: LA Times
Title: “Eat your meal(worms)! If nothing else, it could help the planet - latimes.com”
http://www.latimes.com/ne...

Publication: The Sun
Title: “Mealworm is the new beef: Scientists say eating bugs is better for the planet | The Sun |News”
http://www.thesun.co.uk/s...

Publication: US News
Title: “Mealworms: The Next High-Protein Food Source?”
http://health.usnews.com/...

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “Worm: the Other Red Meat”
http://www.huffingtonpost...

Publication: The Consumerist
Title: “Gird Your Stomachs For A World Where Eating Ground-Up Mealworms Could Be The Norm – The Consumerist”
http://consumerist.com/20...

Publication: Discovery News
Title: “Worms Beat Beef As Sustainable Protein : Discovery News”
http://news.discovery.com...

Publication: Science Recorder
Title: “Scientists: Mealworms could be protein source of the future | Science Recorder”
http://www.sciencerecorde...

Publication: On Earth
Title: “Worm: the Other Red Meat | OnEarth Magazine”
http://www.onearth.org/bl...

Publication: Mother Nature Network
Title: “Are you ready to eat at the bug buffet? | MNN - Mother Nature Network”
http://www.mnn.com/food/h...

Publication: Scientific American
Title: “Mealworms: The Other-Other-Other White Meat? | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network”
http://blogs.scientificam...

Publication: Bliss Tree
Title: “Researchers now propose meat made from mealworms, insects, bugs”
http://www.blisstree.com/...

Publication: Medical Daily
Title: “Could Your Next Meal Be Made Up of Mealworms? : Consumer News : Medical Daily”
http://www.medicaldaily.c...

Publication: The Daily Meal
Title: “Mealworms Might Be the Next Protein Staple | The Daily Meal”
http://www.thedailymeal.c...

Publication: International Business Times
Title: “Wormburger Anyone? Worm Meat More Sustainable Than Beef, Pork, Chicken and Milk: Study”
http://www.ibtimes.com/wo...

Publication: ABC News
Title: “Mealworms: The Future of Farm-to-Table Dining? - ABC News”
http://abcnews.go.com/blo...

Publication: ANI News
Title: “Mealworms 'may be the next best food' , AniNews.in”
http://www.aninews.in/new...

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The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Geekosystem
Title: “Meat Of The Future Could Be Mealworms | Geekosystem”
http://www.geekosystem.co...

Publication: Livescience
Title: “Will Your Next Burger Be Ground-Up Mealworms? | Eating Insects | Crazy Environmental Ideas | LiveScience”
http://www.livescience.co...

Publication: Smithsonian Blogs Surprising Science
Title: “The Sustainable Meat of the Future: Mealworms? | Surprising Science”
http://blogs.smithsonianm...

Publication: NPR The Salt
Title: “Mealworms Beat Meat For A Place On The Menu In Environmental Study : The Salt : NPR”
http://www.npr.org/blogs/...

Publication: Eureka Alert
Title: “From farm to table, mealworms may be the next best food”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

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RE: Media Coverage of this Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 28 Dec 2012 at 23:05 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Health 24
Title: “Mealworms: The Next Protein Source?”
http://www.health24.com/n...

Publication: Cinemablend
Title: “Mealworms As Human Food Could Help With Global Warming”
http://www.cinemablend.co...

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RE: Media Coverage of this Article

nikkop replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 29 Dec 2012 at 17:32 GMT

Some german publications:

Publication: National Geographic Deutschland
Title: "Käferlarven als nachhaltige Eiweißquelle"
http://www.nationalgeogra...

Publication: DRadio Wissen
Title: "Niederländische Forscher empfehlen Mehlwürmer als Eiweißquelle"
http://wissen.dradio.de/n...

Publication: Der Tagesspiegel
Title: "Mehlwurm-Menü hat Zukunft"
http://www.tagesspiegel.d...

Publication: Berliner Zeitung
Title: "Mehlwürmer ersetzen Steaks"
http://www.berliner-zeitu...

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RE: RE: Media Coverage of this Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to nikkop on 14 Jan 2013 at 17:44 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Science 2.0
Title: “Care About Sustainable Food? Add Bug Larvae To Your Diet”
http://www.science20.com/...

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Media Coverage of this Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 16 Aug 2013 at 18:24 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Medical Daily
Title: “Pestaurant Serves Up Bugs For One Day Only: BBQ Mealworms Or Chocolate-Dipped Ants, Anyone?”
http://www.medicaldaily.c...

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Media Coverage of this Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 23 Aug 2013 at 17:42 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Medical Daily
Title: “Pestaurant Serves Up Bugs For One Day Only: BBQ Mealworms Or Chocolate-Dipped Ants, Anyone?”
http://www.medicaldaily.c...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLOS ONE Staff