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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Future High-Protein Diet Is the Six-Legged Kind | Industry Market Trends

Future High-Protein Diet Is the Six-Legged Kind | Industry Market Trends | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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"While eating insects is shunned by western cultures, bugs are a primary source of high-nutrition food — if not a delicacy — in many parts of the world. As industrial designer Susan Soares notes, our hesitance has as much to do with their aesthetics as cultural background. But what if they were turned into yummy shapes like, say, cakes?

Thanks to ever-widening applications and possibilities enabled by 3D printing, food scientists and Soares are exploring 3D printed food with insects as the main ingredient at London South Bank University...."

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Worm: the Other Red Meat | OnEarth Magazine

Worm: the Other Red Meat | OnEarth Magazine | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

For a semester-ending celebration, the professor in my undergraduate entomology class served us up plates of termite cookies, chocolate-covered crickets, and spicy fried mealworms.

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New FAO book explores edible insect sector in Thailan "Six-legged livestock: edible insect farming, collecting and marketing in Thailand" Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific: Detail

New FAO book explores edible insect sector in Thailan "Six-legged livestock: edible insect farming, collecting and marketing in Thailand" Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific: Detail | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: essential documents, statistics, maps and multimedia resources
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The United Nations suggests some six-legged additions to our diets | Atlanta Food & Drink Blog | Omnivore | Creative Loafing Atlanta

The United Nations suggests some six-legged additions to our diets | Atlanta Food & Drink Blog | Omnivore | Creative Loafing Atlanta | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
U.N. study makes a strong case for eating insects, but will Americans be able to stomach it?
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Would you like some crickets with that? How six-legged snacks have New York foodies all abuzz - AND they're a great source of protein

Would you like some crickets with that? How six-legged snacks have New York foodies all abuzz - AND they're a great source of protein | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
At an event on Wednesday, the bugs were served up in every style - sprinkled on toffee, spread into pate, and skewered on toothpicks.
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And like everything else we hold dear, we’ll screw this up mightily | Singlebarbed

And like everything else we hold dear, we’ll screw this up mightily | Singlebarbed | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Science suggests that with most arable land under cultivation and with the world’s oceans under duress, the only unexploited source of food remaining is INSECTS

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Insect eating proposal leaves bad aftertaste - The Local

Insect eating proposal leaves bad aftertaste - The Local | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A recent United Nations study suggested eating insects could help solve the world's hunger problems but not all of Spain's chefs are taking the bait.
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Six-legged livestock: Edible insect farming, collection and marketing in Thailand

Six-legged livestock: Edible insect farming, collection and marketing in Thailand | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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ABSTRACT

"The world’s population is expected to surpass 9 billion by 2050. FAO estimates that global food production will need to expand by an estimated 60 percent from current levels. Meeting this massive additional demand will require concerted action on a number of fronts, including efforts to increase the production and consumption of currently under-utilized and under-appreciated foods. Edible insects compromise one such category. Insects offer several advantages as human food. They are extremely rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, and at the same time are highly efficient in converting the food they eat into material that can be consumed by humans. This publication provides insight into the collection and farming, processing, marketing and trade of edible insects in Thailand – one of the few countries in the world to have developed a viable and thriving insect farming sector."

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