Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects, from Greek entomo (insect) and -phagy (consumption of).

Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects, from Greek entomo (insect) and -phagy (consumption of). Although insects are animals and vegetarians nominally do not eat animals, some people may choose to practice near-vegetarianism by eating insects while avoiding the consumption of larger animals.

Eating insects is common in many parts of the world, although it is still uncommon in North American and European societies.

Compared to larger livestock, raising insects as food places smaller demands on land, water, and energy resources. Some people see insects as an important source of food for the world's growing population. However, it is important to also consider what food is being given to farmed insects.