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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Eating Crickets - Why you will end up eating bugs, now or later (and where to do it now).

Eating Crickets - Why you will end up eating bugs, now or later (and where to do it now). | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Why you will end up eating bugs, now or later (and where to do it now)
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"According to the FDA, the reason a certain amount of insects are allowed in commercial food is that it’s “economically impractical to grow, harvest or process raw products that are totally free of non-hazardous, naturally occurring, unavoidable defects.”  

Granted, many foods contain far fewer insect parts than what is legally allowed. Still, it’s all but guaranteed you’re eating bugs."

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Weak Oversight Is Holding Back Edible Insects

Weak Oversight Is Holding Back Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Industry leaders say they can’t ramp up their cricket powder sales because of vague regulations. A Florida native, Dr. Aaron T. Dossey is one of the main suppliers fueling a burgeoning insect boom. That powder, his latest product, was made for Exo, an insect protein bar company. His company, All Things Bugs, has also supplied cricket protein bar company Chapul, as well as Six Foods’s cricket chips.

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University of Kentucky Entomology: Mystery Bugs ...... Bug Food: Edible Insects

University of Kentucky Entomology: Mystery Bugs ...... Bug Food: Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects as Food!?!by Stephanie Bailey, Entomology Extension Specialist
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Determine FDAL's for a few common foods (such as hot dogs, flour, noodles, etc., some examples are listed below). Convert these values into pounds per package bought in a grocery store, e. g. per 5 pound bag of flour, 12-ounce can, etc.

 

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You eat 430 bugs every year. - Science World

You eat 430 bugs every year. - Science World | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
According to studies done by the United States Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada, people in North America eat approximately one kilogra
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Yes we do ..... Tomato sauce, apple sauce and many more ....

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Regulations Surrounding Entomophagy:

Regulations Surrounding Entomophagy: | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Jarrod Goldin, one of the founders of Next Millennium Farms, speaks about the incredible entomophagy movement gaining popularity.  Next Millennium farms is leading the protein revolution with a new,...
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Edible Insects - Regulatory Update - North America

Edible Insects - Regulatory Update - North America | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Federal, state and local regulations

State and local regulations vary by state. As you are using insects as food, follow all of the regulations that govern food production. An overview can be found on the FDA website.

USDA or FDA

On a Federal level, insects used as food fall under FDA oversight. The USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regulates meat, poultry and eggs. Everything else defaults to FDA regulation. FDA regulates sea food (which is most similar to insects …think shrimp and soft shell crab) and even covers game such as venison.
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FDA Allows Mold, Insects, Rodent Hairs, Ammonia, Arsenic and Maggots In ‘Reconditioned’ Food

FDA Allows Mold, Insects, Rodent Hairs, Ammonia, Arsenic and Maggots In ‘Reconditioned’ Food | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Activist Post By Susanne Posel In order to save money, some corporations will repackage older food into new packaging and resell it.
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The FDA admits they expect a certain level of contaminants and toxins to enter food during the processing process because they claim a zero-tolerance policy would be too difficult to achieve.

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