Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food
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Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food
Insects as a protein alternative and solution to our world's food crisis.
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Eat Crickets, Save World

Eat Crickets, Save World | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Ucsb Bren School Students’ ‘Slightly Nutty’ Project Makes Insect Cuisine More Sustainable.
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"After an initial test of black soldier fly larvae, the team switched to crickets, which had emerged in 2010 as an insect protein of choice because of the plentiful pet store infrastructure that existed for feeding pet lizards and frogs. Better yet, the nutritional and sustainability impacts are staggering: cricket flour offers at least twice as much protein as beef, more iron than spinach, and as much B12 as salmon, yet you can grow six times as much of it than beef with the same amount of feed."

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Are Insects the Next Climate-Friendly Superfood? » EcoWatch

Are Insects the Next Climate-Friendly Superfood? » EcoWatch | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
From cricket flour in cookies and energy bars to Big Cricket Farms, a project by Tiny Farms, America's first urban cricket farm, eating insects might be the next
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Insect Food Products Currently Available - 4ento

Insect Food Products Currently Available - 4ento | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Find out what insect food products are available, who is producing them, what is inside them and and how you can buy them. Insects are the future of food.
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CHAPUL - Sampler Pack

CHAPUL - Sampler Pack | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Join the Revolution! Try the first organic energy bar with protein derived from crickets
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Edible Insects Coming To A Table Near You - Eat Drink Better

Edible Insects Coming To A Table Near You - Eat Drink Better | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Get ready for the next food trend: Edible Insects
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" Its official. We will be seeing edible insects on our dinner plates soon. How do we know? People everywhere are talking about it. The Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) has a special advisor on edible bugs and a Directory of Edible Insects Stakeholders on its website. If that’s not enough, edible bugs are popping up everywhere from Michelin-starred restaurants in Sao Paulo to food carts in San Francisco. Daring chefs around the world are experimenting with insects as food and its clearly a harbinger of things to come. "

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Cricket energy bars aim to get more Americans to eat bugs

Cricket energy bars aim to get more Americans to eat bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
This high protein energy bars contains flour made from baked and ground up crickets.
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The creepy crawly solution to the world’s growing hunger problem: Eat more bugs!

The creepy crawly solution to the world’s growing hunger problem: Eat more bugs! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Why society needs to get over its insect-phobia and embrace the most abundant form of protein we've got
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Edible Baja Arizona | Don’t Bug Me | Edible Baja Arizona

Edible Baja Arizona | Don’t Bug Me | Edible Baja Arizona | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Eating insects | Pat Crowley | TEDxZwolle - YouTube

Published on Apr 1, 2015
Introduce insects into Western cuisine as more water-resource efficient form of food. He comes across the pond to share his experiences in the changing psychology of eating insects in the past several years.
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Blind taste test, pitting cricket bars against regular old protein bars - Popular Science

Blind taste test, pitting cricket bars against regular old protein bars - Popular Science | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

We administered a blind taste test to members of the Popular Science staff, pitting cricket bars against regular old protein bars. Well, that’s what we told the tasters, anyway.

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Edible insects: grub pioneers aim to make bugs palatable - FT.com

Edible insects: grub pioneers aim to make bugs palatable - FT.com | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

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Appealing to the senses is important when introducing novel foods, says chef Andy Holcroft. He is planning the opening of Grub, a restaurant serving delicacies such as Moroccan-spiced insect kebabs, at a bug visitor attraction in Wales. “Crispy and crunchy descriptions of insects, such as stir-fried or sautéed, sound more appetising than soft-boiled or poached . . . [which sound] squelchy and squishy,” he says. His venture follows a move by Wahaca, a high-street Mexican restaurant chain, to put crickets on its specials menu.

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Cricket Energy Bars Changing America's Mind About Eating Insects

Cricket Energy Bars Changing America's Mind About Eating Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Creepy crawling critters cooked kind of deliciously--would you eat insects?
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"Creepy crawling critters cooked kind of deliciously: this is the mission statement behind Pat Crowley, a Salt Lake City businessman and his partner Dan O'Neill plan for getting more Americans to eat insects. A journey that began in 2012, the business partners have been making a high-protein bar with crickets as their special ingredient."

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Energy Bars With A Special Protein Source

Energy Bars With A Special Protein Source | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Last year the UN reported that by 2050 the world population will reach 9 billion and we're going to have to consider different protein sources for food... like bugs. Fox news correspondent Alicia Acuna explains.
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Chapul Cricket Bars | YourHub

Chapul Cricket Bars | YourHub | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Ana C. Day's insight:

"Does the thought of eating bugs gross you out? This new line of protein bars might change your mind.

Chapul Cricket Bars founder Pat Crowley launched his company with a mission to create organic, sustainably produced, and tasty energy bars.

The inspiration behind his company is simple: insect protein is a solution to overconsumption of freshwater in agriculture. Since insects..."

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Why I Might Start Eating Bugs

Why I Might Start Eating Bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
By Alicia Wrigley-Gailey, Sustainability Resource Center When I was in second grade, my class went on a field trip to the old Natural History Museum of Utah on Presidents Circle. At the tail end of...
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Social Soup Lecture Series | Utahns Against Hunger - Eating Insects: From Past to Present

Social Soup Lecture Series | Utahns Against Hunger - Eating Insects: From Past to Present | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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"Pat Crowley will discuss how insects have long been a part of the human diet. Come learn about our deep ancestral history of eating insects, current practices around the world, and what it means for the future of our health and environment."

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Are You Ready For Protein Bars Made From Crickets?

Are You Ready For Protein Bars Made From Crickets? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
They’re good for you and the environment, but are they good enough to eat?
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