Valerie Stull, MPH , Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WIRachel Bergmans, MPH , Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Global food security is increasingly pressured by climate change, a growing population, and widespread poverty. Future crop production must increase to meet population nutritional demand with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Edible insect farming offers one underexplored means to improve nutrition, food security, and public health, with a reduced environmental impact. Entomophagy is common globally and has played a critical role in human nutrition throughout history. Edible insects efficiently convert low-quality feed into body mass rich in protein, utilizing little water or land and emitting few greenhouse gases; conventional livestock production is the world’s largest source of methane.
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4 Delicious Bug Dishes Interesting Foods has long been a staple of our annual Ripley’s Believe It or Not! books. Inside this delectable chapter are always a few bug noshes to stir your hunger. Here are 4 delicious bug dishes from our latest book, Dare to Look! Bug Pizza Taiwanese […]
Insects are the super food of the natural world. Now, a South African "fly factory" that uses larvae to convert tons of blood, guts and other farm waste into a protein-packed animal feed recently won a United Nations innovation award.
31 October 2013, Food Navigator, Maggie Hennessy -- "Never mind that insects have protein levels comparable chicken or beef, are low in cholesterol, high in omega-3s and essential minerals like iron; or that they require a fraction of the land, water and emissions to produce compared to traditional... "
As the population grows, so, too, will its hunger for meat. By 2050, meat production will need to surge by 50% to quell demand. The only problem is, producing so much (red) meat is already an environmental nightmare.
Should We Try Eating Bugs? (VIDEO) Huffington Post As the narrator explains in this TED-Ed video by enviro-food writer Emma Bryce, entomophagy refers to eating bugs -- and we should consider doing a lot more of it.
Can insects save from hunger? The Voice of Russia The question is not as much whether insect food would be easily assimilated in the organisms of representatives of this or that people as whether peoples who are not accustomed to eating insects...
New, exciting food trends are constantly emerging--tantalizing your taste buds and intriguing your mind. But did you ever think that unearthing a new food fad would literally come from under the earth itself?
Foraging the new buzzword in fashionable dining ABC Online RENE REDZEPI: That's the big project that we have at the Nordic Food Lab - a three year project that's called 'Deliciousness as an Argument for Entomophagy', because we're all very aware of...
BenSBugS is a start up in Belgium, developing foods containing insects. We believe that insects are a highly nutritious food component. Besides an excellent alternative source of protein for meat, fish and vegetarian products, insects are also rich in minerals, vitamins and poly unsaturated fats.
In the fall of 2014, our first product – the BenSBugS Burger - will become available in a few stores in Belgium. Are you interested in our BenSBugS Burger? Please register here. We will gladly keep you informed.
NASA bets 3D-printed food can make you eat bugs Boston.com (blog) There is a small but growing 3D maker community right here in the greater Boston area (I reported on a meetup earlier this month), but the local focus is mainly on designers and...
In this TED-Ed animated lecture, writer Emma Bryce discusses the history of entomophagy (dining on insects) and argues that we should be doing more of it. The animation was created by Julia Iverson and Alicia Reece.
As the human population continues to inch closer to 8 billion people, feeding all those hungry mouths will become increasingly difficult. A growing number of experts believe that we'll soon have no choice but to start eating insects.
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