Mindfulness and willingness to try insects as food: The role of disgust

  title={Mindfulness and willingness to try insects as food: The role of disgust},
  author={Eugene Y. Chan},
  journal={Food Quality and Preference},
  • Eugene Y. Chan
  • Published 1 January 2019
  • Psychology
  • Food Quality and Preference
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