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.
Curated by Ana C. Day
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Demand for ‘natural’ drives Europe’s food colouring growth

Demand for ‘natural’ drives Europe’s food colouring growth | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
"In recent times, suppliers have looked to find an alternative to carmine, a natural colour obtained by crushing cochineal insects. Carmine produces a vibrant red colour and is stable for use in a range of applications; however the way it is derived can be off-putting to consumers, meaning an alternative is required,” added George at Euromonitor.

There has been extensive research carried out by several companies to find an alternative, however to date no company has identified a substitute which can match all the properties of carmine, he said.
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La cochinilla en Canarias

La cochinilla en Canarias | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Es Argual uno de los puntos donde más se cultiva en las Canarias con más esmero la cochinilla, y ya que este cultivo tenga suma importancia en estas islas, y sea curioso seguirlo en sus operaciones diversas, justo es que le consagre algunas líneas´.
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There Might Be Bugs In Your Yogurt. | Davey Wavey Fitness

There Might Be Bugs In Your Yogurt. | Davey Wavey Fitness | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Food rumors run rampant on the internet - but, every now and then, some hold a few kernels of truth. As is the case with the rumor that some yogurts contain
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"Say what?

It’s true. The tiny, dried insects are used as pink food coloring in some yogurts, milkshakes and other food products.

In 2012, Starbucks received a lot of heat for using the insects are coloring in their Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino mix. According to Starbucks, the switch to the insects was a move away from artificial ingredients. However, the assertion did little to pacify the chain’s vegetarian customers – or the public at large."

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