Heliciculture, or snail farming is the process of farming or raising land snails specifically for human consumption, and more recently, to obtain snail slime for cosmetics use.
Perhaps the best known and most often cultivated land snail species in the Western world is Helix pomatia, the Roman snail, Burgundy snail or Apple snail. Another species eaten is Helix aspersa. Both of these land snails are European in their native range.
Other species of land snail that are consumed by humans are found in Europe, Northern Africa, North America and in various other parts of the world.
Read more about Heliciculture: History, Economic Impact, List of Edible Land Snail Species, Growth, Farming Snails, Pens and Enclosures, Cannibalism By Hatchlings, Feeding, Diseases and Pests, Population Density, Turning Snails Into Escargots, Restrictions and Regulations in The United States