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Insects as food: Illuminating the food neophobia and socio-cultural dynamics of insect consumption in Uganda

Entomophagy presents the most viable and sustainable meat alternative to feed the ever-increasing world population as insects are highly nutritious. However, the potential of edible insects' consumption is constrained by consumers' fear towards novel or unfamiliar foods (food neophobia), which tends to be higher for insects. This paper assessed the influence of food neophobia and socio-cultural factors on the consumption and consumers' willingness to consume three edible insects in Uganda...