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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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Les ténébrions et leurs larves : allergènes alimentaires du futur ?

Tenebrio Spp. and their mealworms: Food allergy of the futureG. Dutau Revue Française d'Allergologie

Volume 54, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 1–3


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Début du texte de l'Editorial :

"Dans le présent numéro, Van der Brempt et Moneret-Vautrin et al.attirent notre attention sur le « Risque allergique de Tenebrio molitor pour la consommation humaine ». En effet, la proposition de « nouveaux aliments » comme les insectes ou leurs larves n’est pas sans poser non seulement des problèmes d’acceptabilité liés aux habitudes culturelles alimentaires, mais aussi des questions sanitaires, en particulier allergiques. Prenant l’exemple des vers de farine, larves de T. molitor, les auteurs soulignent à juste titre l’importance d’études préalables sur le risque allergique de ces protéines même si, à leur connaissance, un seul cas d’anaphylaxie a été décrit, ce qui est peut-être très en dessous de la réalité, car l’analyse de la littérature est toujours limitée aux publications effectuées et aux allergènes reconnus. Or les allergènes des insectes sont très souvent des allergènes masqués."

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Worm Tacos, Locust Pizzas: Man Eats Insects for Better Health

Worm Tacos, Locust Pizzas: Man Eats Insects for Better Health | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects for better health? Well, we’ve seen people force themselves to eat insects and creepy creatures in reality shows like […]
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India’s solution to its coming famine: Get people to eat insects

India’s solution to its coming famine: Get people to eat insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
India's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns of a global famine in 50 years, and scientists have begun to experiment with an alternative source of protein: insects. “We are now doing a lot of work on edible insects,” says Arup Kumar Hazarika, a professor at Cotton College in Guwahati who has just concluded an initial...
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The benefits of eating bugs - Meet the new Paleo diet.

The benefits of eating bugs - Meet the new Paleo diet. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Meet the new Paleo diet
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"YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD of the Stone Age diet craze known as the Paleolithic Diet, made popular most recently by Dr. Loren Cordain's best-seller The Paleo Diet. The premise is simple: If our early human ancestors couldn't have eaten it, we shouldn't, either. It's the one time, it seems, that being like a caveman is a good thing.

The theory goes (and archaeological evidence corroborates) that early hunter-gatherers, while they may not have lived as long, still had some major health advantages......."

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'Backyard Monsters' and ENTOMOPHAGY talk At Pequot Museum

'Backyard Monsters' and ENTOMOPHAGY talk At Pequot Museum | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Do you have a hankering to see an 11-foot-tall tarantula or a tomato caterpillar that's 6 feet wide and 5 feet long?
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 and on May 3, Dave Gracer talks about the consumption of insects as food in "Bugs & Suds: Saving the World with Insects & Beer."

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VIDEO: Can Eating Bugs Save The World?

VIDEO: Can Eating Bugs Save The World? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Candied sesame crickets are not the first ingredient most people would add to a stir fry. But for entomophagist and author Daniella Martin, cooking with bugs is a favorite treat. Martin stopped by HuffPost Live to share her recipes and to discuss why...
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Sonoma Valley Sun | Entomophagy and ice cold beer « Turning Stones

Sonoma Valley Sun | Entomophagy and ice cold beer « Turning Stones | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
George McKale is a practicing archaeologist and Sonoma’s City Historian. He has excavated throughout California ranging from Native American sites thousands of years old to Gold Rush era locations. His passion and specialty in archaeology is the study of human remains.
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"Entomophagy and ice cold beer

Posted on February 19, 2014 by George McKale

I like bugs but I don’t like them crawling on me.  In fact, when I find an insect on any part of my body, I shiver to the core of my soul. Many cultures throughout the world use insects for food.  When animals eat insects they are called insectivores.  When humans eat them it is known as Entomophagy.

Today, insects are eaten in virtually every continent. Entomophagy, though still practiced, was very popular in the distant past. In fact, insects may have played an important role in the diet of early humans.  To get a better understanding of this line of research, one must take a closer look at poop.  Archaeologists have a nicer term; we refer to fossilized poop as coprolites.

Coprolites are often found in caves and a quick look under the microscope reveals all kinds of...."

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The Day - YUCK! Bug-eaters chow down at Pequot Museum exhibit
| News from southeastern Connecticut

The Day - YUCK! Bug-eaters chow down at Pequot Museum exhibit<br/> | News from southeastern Connecticut | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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"David Gracer knows it seems gross.

He is well aware, he told his audience Saturday at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, that it goes against everything we've been taught.

But the community college teacher from Providence reassured them: Entomophagy - the art of eating bugs - is not quite as strange as one would think.

Gracer began his presentation - part of the grand opening of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum's "Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects" exhibit - by asking if anyone in the room had ever consumed a bug.

"Were you riding a bike at the time, or was it deliberate?" he added."

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▶ Bugs or Burgers? Exploring edible protein | A Big Picture film - YouTube

Have you considered where our sources of dietary protein come from and what effect producing and eating them has on the environment and our health? Marina in...
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Eating Insects - Classy USA Top Restaurants With Bugs on the Menu

Eating Insects - Classy USA Top Restaurants With Bugs on the Menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Here's Why You Should Start Eating (More) Bugs

Here's Why You Should Start Eating (More) Bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Wait, just hear us out. Insects could be the next big thing in food....
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"In 2012, we rediscovered kale and started nibbling on gluten-free everything. Then 2013 brought us Cronuts, the delicious pastry mashup. We've obsessed over Sriracha, pumpkin spice, seaweed -- but what will be the next big trend in food?

Bugs! It could be, anyway. Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, is hailed by entomologists, or people who study them, as a healthy and eco-friendly food solution with a strong culinary tradition (in some cultures). A few high-end restaurants have already put them on the menu. The Michelin-starred Aphrodite restaurant in France, for example, serves up mealworms and crickets with foie gras. British chef Peter Gorton created a menu with entomologist Peter Smithers to feature bugs in every dish.

David Faure, who runs Aphrodite, told Bloomberg the idea to cook with bugs was a product of his world travels. "It’s really a question of taste," the chef said.

And indeed, it's no secret that people generally associate bugs with..."

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Lunch In The Not-Too-Distant Future? (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Lunch In The Not-Too-Distant Future? (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Daniella Martin is so buggy for bugs that she had toasted crickets at her wedding, and regularly makes tacos, pizzas and sandwiches using crickets, mealworms and drone bees.

Martin has been a committed entomophagist (the term for grub-loving gourm...
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Entomophagy: Our Insectivorous Future

Entomophagy: Our Insectivorous Future | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
How to eat fried worms.
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Reportage Entomophagie avec Raphael Dupriez et Valentine Verdin


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Présentation des activités de Little Food ...

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PMR Ep 29: Benefits of Entomophagy | Paleo Magazine

PMR Ep 29: Benefits of Entomophagy | Paleo Magazine | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
In this episode of PMR, we're talking about eating insects. Creepy, crawling, squirmy, delicious—most of us are horrified at the prospect of eating bugs. But should we be?
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Insects on your dinner plate a reality soon

Insects on your dinner plate a reality soon | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
New York, March 9 (IANS) -- How would you react if your neighbourhood restaurant serves you a menu that only lists cuisines prepared from caterpillars or termites? People would soon have no choice but to consume insects as it would be increasingly...
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Eating Insects for Dinner Could Save the World

Eating Insects for Dinner Could Save the World | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Rachael Young has been getting a lot of attention for her culinary explorations. But the founder of the pro-entomophagy organization Eat Yummy Bugs is, more...
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Creepy crawly cravings

Creepy crawly cravings | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Imagine eating worms in porridge, locusts on pizza and bug bolognaise - and all this without a Bushtucker Trial in sight! Popping in for a spot of breakfast, we meet Peter Bickerton, 24, a man who eats critters every single day.

Peter swears his I’m A Celeb diet is great for his health, but is that enough to tempt Phillip and Holly to tuck in too?

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HyMark High Spots: Insect farming and entomophagy

HyMark High Spots: Insect farming and entomophagy | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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"The first usage of bug farming that interested me was not as food, even though I was aware of it, but as feed, as a source of protein for poultry. Some grubs like black soldier have up to 40% protein, some caterpillars have about 55% protein and 17% fat, some hymenoptera up to 77% protein, it seems like a great idea to raise your own feed, and lots of it, in a very small volume"

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I eat locusts, worms and crickets to ward off the heart disease that struck family members

I eat locusts, worms and crickets to ward off the heart disease that struck family members | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
IN the past five years, PhD student Peter Bickerton has gorged on thousands of insects in bid to cut cholesterol
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By PESALA BANDARAPublished: 12 hrs ago MEET the PhD student who loves eating INSECTS.

In the past five years, Peter Bickerton, 24, has gorged on more than 10,000 crickets, 5,000 locusts and 1,000 waxworks.+

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Europeans may be 'ready to buy and cook' insects, finds Belgian study

Europeans may be  'ready to buy and cook' insects, finds Belgian study | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
There is a good chance that consumption of insects can be introduced to the food habits of Western European populations, according to new research that found Belgian consumers were 'ready to buy and cook' insects.
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Bug eaters, entrepreneurs unite at Future Food Salon on Feb. 19

Bug eaters, entrepreneurs unite at Future Food Salon on Feb. 19 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Austin is the third city to host Alimentary Initiatives' Future Food Salon, an event in partnership with local nonprofit Little Herds.
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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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Invitation to participate in the Intl. Edible Insect Pavilion GENEVA !! 4ento-invitationvita.pdf

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