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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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About 30 Days of Bugs

About 30 Days of Bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Why would anyone eat bugs? Find out why entomophagy is a sustainable food practice.
The first thing you should know is that bugs are healthy.In fact, insects are so nutritious that the United Nations is encouraging people around the world to eat more of them. Yes, I said more of them. Approximately 2 billion people are already eating insects. It’s called entomophagy and it is a fancy word for bug consumption. Surprisingly, insects are one the healthiest foods you can eat. Critters like crickets, mealworms and waxworms are jam-packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats. They are creepy- crawly superfoods.
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Baked waxworm anyone? Students hope to break down the prejudice against eating bugs by opening a pop-up restaurant with grasshopper and caterpillar on the menu

Baked waxworm anyone? Students hope to break down the prejudice against eating bugs by opening a pop-up restaurant with grasshopper and caterpillar on the menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Honey caterpillar canapes, consomme of grasshopper dumpling with locust jus, and burnt bee larvae are all on the menu at Eat Ento, a pop-up restaurant which starts a three-night run in south London tonight.
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Aran Dasan, 26, Jonathan Fraser, 26, Julene Aguirre, 27, and Jacky Chung, 25, say edible insects (not all of them are) are a 'healthy, tasty and sustainable source of protein'.

They plan firstly to get people to enjoy eating them, and then to open a permanent restaurant.  Their ultimate goal is to get insects onto our supermarket shelves within seven years."

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Insects for Food-Prep. 101

Insects for Food-Prep. 101 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Many peoples around the world eat insects without batting a lash, gagging or thinking of childhood dares.They eat insects as snacks or main dishes as ...
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Feast on insects at the Eat Ento pop-up – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Feast on insects at the Eat Ento pop-up – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Eating insects isn’t confined to TV stars shoving them in live and wriggling as they endure another bushtucker trial on 'I’m a Celebrity...’; the future for creepy crawlie meals is looking bright. ...
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