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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Butterflies in Your Stomach

Butterflies in Your Stomach | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

The nascent entomophagy movement — barbecue-flavored roasted mealworms, cookies baked from cricket flour — has gotten some recent (sorry) buzz on campus.

Insects, a traditional snack of Asia, Africa and Mexico, are high in calcium, iron and zinc and are a more sustainable protein than livestock (less water, food, land and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2013 United Nations report).

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Why choosing a .co.uk domain name shows you’re innovating in Britain | Smarta

Why choosing a .co.uk domain name shows you’re innovating in Britain | Smarta | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Find out why choosing a .co.uk domain name shows you’re innovating in Britain with Smarta and Ento Foods.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"Smarta 100 winner and co-founder of Ento Foods, Aran Dasan, tells us why showing off the diversity of Britain is crucial to his business. Ento Foods is bringing edible insects into the English food market and is proving that this country is hungry for something new. This blog is brought to you in association with .co.uk - the number one domain for British business."

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Eating Insects: Why The Newest Food Trend Is Actually An Amazing Idea | Marie Claire

Eating Insects: Why The Newest Food Trend Is Actually An Amazing Idea | Marie Claire | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Ana C. Day's insight:

Insects will help feed the world.

Eating bugs is good for the environment. 

Bugs don't taste like you expect.

Bugs are low-calorie.

Bugs are delicious.

Bugs will fill you up.

Bugs that are suitable for eating can be hard to find.

Don't be scared.

Ento is working with Grey Goose to host a three-day insect fine dining pop-up restaurant in London from 15 August to 17 August. Click here for more information.

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These Insect-Based Foods Actually Look Pretty Good

These Insect-Based Foods Actually Look Pretty Good | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
See those sushi-like cubes on that stylish tray? They're made of bugs: A mix of honey caterpillar croquettes and other processed insect treats. They are the products of Ento, a design by a group of U.K.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"Ento’s design goal is to create foods and packaging that will slowly introduce First World consumers to the idea of eating bugs. "

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Bugs: Coming To A Supermarket Near You?

Bugs: Coming To A Supermarket Near You? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Crispy critters could soon be on supermarket shelves as a way to solve the world's food crisis.
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Baked waxworm anyone? Students hope to break down the prejudice against eating bugs by opening a pop-up restaurant with grasshopper and caterpillar on the menu

Baked waxworm anyone? Students hope to break down the prejudice against eating bugs by opening a pop-up restaurant with grasshopper and caterpillar on the menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Honey caterpillar canapes, consomme of grasshopper dumpling with locust jus, and burnt bee larvae are all on the menu at Eat Ento, a pop-up restaurant which starts a three-night run in south London tonight.
Ana C. Day's insight:

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Aran Dasan, 26, Jonathan Fraser, 26, Julene Aguirre, 27, and Jacky Chung, 25, say edible insects (not all of them are) are a 'healthy, tasty and sustainable source of protein'.

They plan firstly to get people to enjoy eating them, and then to open a permanent restaurant.  Their ultimate goal is to get insects onto our supermarket shelves within seven years."

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Ento Box: The Elegant Insect Meal Of The Future

Ento Box: The Elegant Insect Meal Of The Future | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Though they’re consumed in most of the world, people in the West tend to be a little squeamish about eating bugs.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"Avant-garde chefs have been trying to introduce insect eating for some time, but these students approached the question not as a gastronomical issue, but rather a design one: How do you make bugs more appealing? The answer is the Ento Box (that’s a portmanteau of bento box and entomology). Click through the slide show above to see the elegant way you’ll be eating bug-based foods in the future"

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Ento - Aran Dasan Portfolio

Ento - Aran Dasan Portfolio | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Project carried out with Jacky Chung, Jonathan Fraser & Julene Aguirre. (The best) cooking by Kim Insu, chef-in-training at Le Cordon Bleu, London.

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