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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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By the end of this year the global population is predicted to hit 7 billion and by 2050 may be as high as 9 billion. Simply feeding that many people is a challenge…
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Adventures in Food Their ideas may seem radical, but these food revolutionaries aim to change how the world eats.

Adventures in Food Their ideas may seem radical, but these food revolutionaries aim to change how the world eats. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
One of the main themes of the 2010 TEDGlobal conference in Oxford was food—where it comes from, how we buy it, and what it does for our brains. The subject couldn’t be more timely, though being optimistic about food news takes some patient searching.
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World population is set to grow to 9 billion by 2050, and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that to feed this number, we’ll need to increase agricultural production by 70 percent.

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Promoting the contribution of edible forest INSECTS in assuring

Promoting the contribution of edible forest INSECTS in assuring | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

FOREST DEPARTMENT

FOREST ECONOMY AND

PRODUCTS DIVISION,

ROME.

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A promising food source for human and animals.

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“The Solution to Hunger” – Eat Bugs Says U.N.

“The Solution to Hunger” – Eat Bugs Says U.N. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
 From Fox News U.N. Conference Promotes Insect-Eating for Everyone From Famine Victims to Astronauts CHIANG MAI, Thailand  —  Crickets, caterpillars and grubs are high in protein and minerals and c...
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It's time to eat insects for the good of the planet, say experts

It's time to eat insects for the good of the planet, say experts | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects are full of protein, easy to raise and less harmful to the environment than conventional livestock, say experts. It is now time for Europeans to get over their knee-jerk 'yuck' reaction to the thought of eating them.
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Insects contain more protein per mouthful than beef, are low in fat, high in vitamin B and rearing them causes much less damage to the environment than cows, sheep and pigs.

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Insects on menu to feed 9 billion humans

Insects on menu to feed 9 billion humans | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
INSECTS may form a sustainable, nutritious alternative to meat in the effort to keep food production
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According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, food production needs to increase by 70 per cent to feed 2.3 billion more people by 2050.

Insects have been eaten by humans for centuries and are still enjoyed by people in Asia, South America and Africa.

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Eat less meat, more bugs: Florence Dunkel at TEDxBozeman

We are concerned about our sustainable food practices right now and for the near future. We are concerned about over-harvesting our oceans. We are concerned ...
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Expert consultation: “Assessing the Potential of Insects as Food and Feed in assuring Food Security”, 23-25 January 2012, FA

Expert consultation: “Assessing the Potential of Insects as Food and Feed in assuring Food Security”, 23-25 January 2012, FA | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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THIS IS amazing material, FAO's most importan  Summary Report regarding insects as food / feed world wide. cant wait for the next step !!!

 

"Insects for livestock and fish feed

Given that regulations to use insects as feed for fish and livestock are less strict than when insects are used as food, the use of waste streams (of organic matter includingmanure) becomes easier and probably does not need to be refined. MarketsThe urgency to find alternative protein sources for feed has resulted in high market acceptance and market recognition for insects. For fish and poultry, insects are already natural feed. 

 

http://foris.fao.org/preview/31654-08b9c12f60eda84d122b1ad454c381bb4.pdf 

 

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New agriculturist: Focus on . . . Edible insects - a culinary curiosity?

New agriculturist: Focus on . . . Edible insects - a culinary curiosity? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Insects are efficient recyclers of organic matter and they can provide a reliable and sustainable source of food for humans and/or animals, provided appropriate breeding methods are developed.

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Insect larvae can also be raised to feed to animals. Termite larvae are traditionally harvested from existing termatariums and fed to poultry as a protein supplement.

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Mealworms: They're not just for breakfast anymore...

Mealworms: They're not just for breakfast anymore... | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The wriggly beetle larvae known as mealworms could one day dominate supermarket shelves as a more sustainable alternative to chicken, beef, pork and milk, researchers in the Netherlands say.
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HowStuffWorks "Benefits of Eating Bugs"

HowStuffWorks "Benefits of Eating Bugs" | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects. Bugs are nutritious and some of them taste great, but in the Western world entomophagy is a cultural taboo.
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Nice comparisons of nutritional value between Animal / Insects.

 

Red, orange yellow, forget this fellow.

Black, green or brown, wolf it down.

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Locust Soufflé, Anyone? It’s a Start

Locust Soufflé, Anyone? It’s a Start | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A Chicago start-up pushes alternatives to traditional meat — insects — as a “serious food possibility.”
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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has begun promoting edible insects around the globe and categorizes 1,700 species of them.

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Dutch Scientists Predict Insects Could Be Future Food

For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com or Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision As global food prices continue to rise, ...
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