Arnold van Huis

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Arnold van Huis (born 1946, Wormerveer, North Holland, Netherlands) is a Professor of Tropical Entomology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.


Van Huis researches and advocates entomophagy,[1][2] the human consumption of insects, and coordinates the research program "Sustainable production of Insect Proteins for human consumption" (SUPRO2). The program investigates the nutritive and environmental aspects of entomophagy, and harvesting of weaver ants, is studied.[3]

In the 2010 French documentary Global Steak he says that locusts can produce 1 kg protein from 2 kg fodder compared to a cow needing 10 kg fodder to produce the same amount of protein. Other benefits are that locusts do not produce greenhouse gases and do not need antibiotics.

In 2014, van Huis co-authored The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History).


  1. ^ "Dutch scientist advocates bugs as a green superfood", BBC 18 January 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
  2. ^ Damian Carrington. "Insects could be the key to meeting food needs of growing global population", The Guardian 1 August 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  3. ^ Arnold van Huis at Wageningen University. Retrieved 25 February 2011.

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