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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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Northeastern Thais turning edible insects into income

Northeastern Thais turning edible insects into income | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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"In Thailand's northeastern province of Khon Kaen, research on Eri silkworms by Khon Kaen University is showing local residents how to add value to their silkworm crops to earn higher income from them.

Soft and comfortable Eri silkworm silk is prized and is fashionable to wear, but now the worms are being selected as another Thai delicacy to be added to different menus.

 

In Thailanjd's Northeast, Eri silkworms are commercially viable, popular and easy to farm, especially as they need only to be fed with cassava leaves."

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New Idea to Reduce Global Warming: Everyone Eat Insects

New Idea to Reduce Global Warming: Everyone Eat Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Bug release fewer greenhouse gases than pigs and cattle, the protein sources we favor.
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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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Bugs as Food: Humans Bite Back

Bugs as Food: Humans Bite Back | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The emergence of billions of cicadas in the U.S. next month has some people drooling in anticipation of snacking on the insects.
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I love when National Geographic, endoreses this kind of subjects ;)

 

"For example, chocolate can have up to 60 insect fragments per 100 grams, tomato sauce can contain 30 fly eggs per 100 grams, and peanut butter can have 30 insect fragments per 100 grams (3.5 ounces), according to the FDA."

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Creepy crawlies worm their way onto plates at pop-up 'pestaurant'

Creepy crawlies worm their way onto plates at pop-up 'pestaurant' | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
'Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub,' Bart Simpson once eloquently professed, and it appears Londoners may have been saying exactly the same at this pop-up 'pestauarant.'
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Feeling peckish? Try a bug

Feeling peckish? Try a bug | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
INSECTS are being hailed as the ultimate food - low in fat, low in cholesterol and high in minerals, with twice the protein of meat and fish.
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Nice and eloquent young lady's video !!!

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Harvesting Insects Can Help in World Food Crisis | NowPublic Photo Archives

Harvesting Insects Can Help in World Food Crisis | NowPublic Photo Archives | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

It doesn't take long for a food crisis to scar a generation of children with long-lasting brain and physical damage.  It is urgent people get access to essential proteins, and one source that can help in crises, is edible insects. There are many projects around the world working to make insects a palatable and sustainable food source for the future.

Continue reading at NowPublic.com: Harvesting Insects Can Help in World Food Crisis | NowPublic Photo Archives http://www.nowpublic.com/world/harvesting-insects-can-help-world-food-crisis-0#ixzz2HDZANBvv

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For many years it was a given that the world's problem was not a lack of food, but that it was unfairly shared. But as the switch to biofuels gathers pace, farmland is being diverted away from growing food for people, to food for fuel.

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Replacing lemur meat with insect protein in Madagascar

Replacing lemur meat with insect protein in Madagascar | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Poaching is a major threat to endangered lemurs in some parts of Madagascar, but a group has come up with an innovative solution to the problem: replace lemur meat with silkworm pupae, a byproduct of silk production..
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