New protein sources and food legislation: the case of edible insects and EU law

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New protein sources and food legislation : the case of edible insects and EU law. / Belluco, Simone; Halloran, Afton Marina Szasz; Ricci, Antonia.

I: Food Security, Bind 9, Nr. 4, 01.08.2017, s. 803-814.

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Belluco, S, Halloran, AMS & Ricci, A 2017, 'New protein sources and food legislation: the case of edible insects and EU law', Food Security, bind 9, nr. 4, s. 803-814. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0704-0

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Belluco, S., Halloran, A. M. S., & Ricci, A. (2017). New protein sources and food legislation: the case of edible insects and EU law. Food Security, 9(4), 803-814. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0704-0

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Belluco S, Halloran AMS, Ricci A. New protein sources and food legislation: the case of edible insects and EU law. Food Security. 2017 aug 1;9(4):803-814. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0704-0

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Belluco, Simone ; Halloran, Afton Marina Szasz ; Ricci, Antonia. / New protein sources and food legislation : the case of edible insects and EU law. I: Food Security. 2017 ; Bind 9, Nr. 4. s. 803-814.

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