heliculture


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hel·i·cul·ture

 (hĕl′ĭ-kŭl′chər, hē′lĭ-)
n.
The science and occupation of growing snails for food.

[Blend of New Latin Helix, genus of spiral-shelled mollusks (from Greek helix, helic-, spiral; see helix) and culture.]

hel′i·cul′tur·al adj.
hel′i·cul′tur·al·ist n.
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Heliculture, or scientific snail farming, is on the rise, according to Daou, with 500,000 tons of snails sold globally last year at an average of 4.
Heliculture is on the rise, with 500,000 tons of snails sold globally last year…with the number of snails sold expected to multiply by five withinthe next ten years