Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST- Jammu), Jammu and Kashmir, India
*Corresponding Author: Rakesh Gupta, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu), Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Received: January 09, 2018; Published: February 01, 2018
Citation: Rakesh Gupta. “Man in the World of Insect: From Food to Technology". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.3 (2018).
Almost everywhere you look you'll find diverse group creatures belonging to insecta that constitute about 80 percent of animal kingdom. In fact, these six legged animals evolved before the human life started on the planet earth. Since, they take part in many natural processes entomologists now believes that if all insects would suddenly disappear, humans would not be able to survive in new conditions longer than 10 years. Unfortunately many of us perceive them as problematic such as mosquitoes, lice and bed bug that transmit diseases, some damage our possessions, buildings, such as termites and others hurting agriculture (weevils and locusts). Yet, without insects, ecosystem services like pollination, nutrient cycling and waste management will stop completely leading to lack of food for human. Besides, they can be a very good source of food for man and animals especially to fight hunger and malnutrition as they are very good source of protein and vitamins and relished as delicacies world over.
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