Regulating edible insects: the challenge of adressing food security, nature conservation, and the erosion of traditional food culture

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Regulating edible insects: the challenge of adressing food security, nature conservation, and the erosion of traditional food culture. / Halloran, Afton Marina Szasz; Vantomme, Paul; Hanboonsong, Y.; Ekesi, S.

I: Food Security, Bind 7, Nr. 3, 2015, s. 739-746.

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Halloran, AMS, Vantomme, P, Hanboonsong, Y & Ekesi, S 2015, 'Regulating edible insects: the challenge of adressing food security, nature conservation, and the erosion of traditional food culture', Food Security, bind 7, nr. 3, s. 739-746. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-015-0463-8

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Halloran, A. M. S., Vantomme, P., Hanboonsong, Y., & Ekesi, S. (2015). Regulating edible insects: the challenge of adressing food security, nature conservation, and the erosion of traditional food culture. Food Security, 7(3), 739-746. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-015-0463-8

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Halloran AMS, Vantomme P, Hanboonsong Y, Ekesi S. Regulating edible insects: the challenge of adressing food security, nature conservation, and the erosion of traditional food culture. Food Security. 2015;7(3):739-746. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-015-0463-8

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Halloran, Afton Marina Szasz ; Vantomme, Paul ; Hanboonsong, Y. ; Ekesi, S. / Regulating edible insects: the challenge of adressing food security, nature conservation, and the erosion of traditional food culture. I: Food Security. 2015 ; Bind 7, Nr. 3. s. 739-746.

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