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The Future of Entomophagy

The Future of Entomophagy | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Entomophagy, for those of you haven’t heard of it (let’s face it, the vast majority of you), is the practice of eating insects. While not strictly accurate, the practice of eating arach...
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There are many advantages to farming insects, or ‘minilivestock’, a commonly-used term. In the present day, these advantages are gradually becoming better-known in some areas of the scientific community, but it will take time for real awareness to spread.

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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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Insects for food and feed - Welcome to the new Global Stakeholder Directory (version 1.0) on Edible Insects

Insects for food and feed - Welcome to the new Global Stakeholder Directory (version 1.0) on Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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"Welcome to the new Global Stakeholder Directory (version 1.0) on Edible Insects!


This directory lets stakeholders present their current and past work on insects as feed and food. It also enables users to identify synergies on cross cutting topics such as: nutrition, livestock management, legislation, labelling and investment while facilitating networking at regional/national levels.

Stakeholders are invited to join the directory and share contact details, social media channels, and website links which link directly to your publications.

If you would like to be part of this dynamic directory please write to Christopher.Muenke@fao.org. You will then be contacted by FAO in due time with further instructions on how to proceed. Users can choose what information is published online OR if you would like to keep your information private, it will be made available only to the FAO Edible Insect Programme.

The Edible insect programme would like to acknowledge the work done by Ms. Rena Chen, who developed the “International Entomophagist Contact Directory” and whose data was incorporated in this directory. We also acknowledge the work by Wageningen University in incorporating their previous database."

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Favorite Map of All Time! Excited to explore all the insect stakeholders #aroundtheworld

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Growth performance and feed conversion efficiency of three edible mealworm species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on diets composed of organic by-products.

Growth performance and feed conversion efficiency of three edible mealworm species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on diets composed of organic by-products. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects receive increasing attention as an alternative protein-rich food source for humans. Producing edible insects on diets composed of organic by-products could increase sustainability. In...
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Bugs for dinner? I'll have a side of ants with that - CNN Video

Bugs for dinner? I'll have a side of ants with that - CNN Video | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Bugs have been a dietary staple of many cultures for centuries. Yet Westerners have been slow to stomach the creepy crawlers. That may be changing. CNN's Rachel Crane heads to New York's The Black Ant to taste the latest restaurant trend.

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Click here to support Insectitos: an entomophagy company by Jerry Dean Kizer-Mear

Click here to support Insectitos: an entomophagy company by Jerry Dean Kizer-Mear | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
 Please help us! We are currently in the process of forming our LLC to start-up an entomophagy company. We are college students from Aurora, IL trying to make an impact not only as a small business but also for the advancement of conserving our resources.             Entomophagy is the process of...
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"Soy is a Huge Cloud Over All Agriculture"

"Soy is a Huge Cloud Over All Agriculture" | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Kathryn Redford has a mission: revolutionize the meat industry. How? By using insects in animal feed, instead of soy or corn.
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Bingham and Jones to launch insect ready meals

Bingham and Jones to launch insect ready meals | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Ready meal industry gurus Jonny Bingham and David Jones are developing their own brand of meals with a difference, following dozens of successful launches for other major firms.

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Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?
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Are bugs safe to eat?

Are bugs safe to eat? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Do you like the idea of eating bugs, but wonder, are bugs safe to eat? Check out our visual guide and latest edible insect food safety research.
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Snacking insects

Snacking insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Snacking insects. A revolution in the snacking industrie? Fit Girl Tiziana tries them all!


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Less sugar, more spice and other things nice on trendy tables in 2015

Less sugar, more spice and other things nice on trendy tables in 2015 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

If you buy the food-and-beverage industry hype, 2015 will be the year we all try eating insects. On a planet running out of resources, little creepy crawlies are being lauded as an environmentally friendly and inexpensive source of protein.

As someone who's eaten insects -- red-ant stir-fry in Cambodia, cricket molé tacos in Washington, D.C. -- I can attest to the fact they can be tasty.

But anyone who believes we're all about to put down our burgers for giant water bugs or mac-and-cheese bowls for mealworm Happy Meals is suffering from a serious delusion.

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A tavola con gli insetti [978-88-6261-440-5] - € 9,90 : Mattioli 1885

A tavola con gli insetti [978-88-6261-440-5] - € 9,90 : Mattioli 1885 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Mattioli 1885 A tavola con gli insetti [978-88-6261-440-5] - Dall’America Latina all’Asia, dall’Africa all’Oceania, nel mondo esistono oltre 1900 specie di insetti commestibili: cavallette, grilli, larve di coleottero, formiche, scarabei e falene fanno parte della dieta di quasi due miliardi di persone. In Italia e in altri Paesi occidentali, invece, la sola idea di consumare insetti, considerati da sempre
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▶ Bugs for dinner? I'll have a side of ants with that - YouTube

Bugs have been a dietary staple of many cultures for centuries. Yet Westerners have been slow to stomach the creepy crawlers. That may be changing. CNN's Rac...
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edible insects: all about fine dining and edible insects

edible insects: all about fine dining and edible insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Are you interested in edible insects? Discover lots of articles, stories, videos, photos and much more about edible insects. Original Ideas for foodies and fine dining lovers.

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Down on the (cricket) farm

Down on the (cricket) farm | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
LAB & LIBRARY - Afton Halloran is researching the sustainability of cricket farming in Thailand 

Approaching the house, I could hear them before they came into sight. At first, a low hum, but gradually, with every footstep, the sound grew into a rhythmic, high-pitched chirp.

Placing my hands together in a wai, I greeted the farmer. He turned and made his way to the back of the house. A series of low, concrete pens sat under a tin roof. I peered over the edge and greeted my million research subjects: an orchestra of crickets.

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Is Cricket Flour Actually Tasty?

Is Cricket Flour Actually Tasty? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The short answer is not really. That does mean we shouldn't eat. Is there something we can do to make cricket flour taste better? Cricket flour is low in fat, high in insoluble fiber, high in cooke...
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The Boxtrolls on Twitter

The Boxtrolls on Twitter | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Boxtrolls Rule #57: BUGS ARE A PERFECTLY HEALTHY AND NUTRITIOUS SNACK pic.twitter.com/wgfdoGZtYu
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Matching Wine with Bugs … Yes, Bugs | Wine News & Features

Matching Wine with Bugs … Yes, Bugs | Wine News & Features | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Matching Wine with Bugs … Yes, Bugs. With insects crawling into the menus of the western world, we bugged Adam Lechmere to buzz out to try some wine matches.

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Insect Protein - The Future of Food Workshop with Next Millennium Farms

Insect Protein - The Future of Food Workshop with Next Millennium Farms | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
By 2050, the world population will be around 9 billion. The question remains, “how are we going to feed everybody”? This insect protein workshop aims to diversify our daily diets to become more practical, sustainable and environmentally friendly. By attending this workshop, participants will learn the benefits of incorporating insects into their favourite dishes and how by doing so it can change their lifestyle in a healthy manner. Come join this unique experience offered for the first time at H
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Consumer Reports looks at the bug food craze

Consumer Reports looks at the bug food craze | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports has partnered exclusively with 7 On Your Side for a report on the latest food craze -- bugs!
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Sustainability, bug eating advocates to spread ideas on campus

Sustainability, bug eating advocates to spread ideas on campus | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

"When buying groceries most people buy basically the same things. But what if bugs were on your list instead of chicken or beef? 

The Better Understanding of Global Sustainability, or BUGS, community at Sam Houston State University wants people to start making bugs their protein of choice. Replacing red meat and chicken with insects is one of the ways BUGS advocates for people to be more self-sustaining. 

The organization plans to talk about entomophagy, the eating of bugs, along with other ways to live a more “green” lifestyle on campus tonight. 

“Entomophagy is a significant way to add protein to your diet,” Faith Byrd said, President of BUGS. “It is cheaper and greener to raise one pound of mealworms or crickets for use in food items than it is to raise or produce one pound of red meat or chicken. Most importantly....."

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The Good News About Edible Insects

The Good News About Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
If your life depended on it, would you eat a bug?

If you're like most Westerners, this might be the only circumstance under which you could imagine  voluntarily eating a bug -- stranded in dire straits, desperate for any source of nutrition you can get your hands on, doing any disgusting thing you have to in the name of survival. But elsewhere in the world,  entomophagy -- the practice of eating insects -- is a part of everyday life. It's not just food-insecure communities either: the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that roughly 2.5 billion people worldwide -- over a quarter of the population -- consume insects as a regular part of their diet. In regions of Asia, Africa, and South America, these critters range from standard street fare to sought-after delicacies. According to Julieta Ramos-Elorduy, author of the book Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects, in Mexico City, “[a] pound of ants costs ten times more than a pound of meat, and the white agave worm fourteen times more. Grasshoppers, the red agave worm, and water boatman eggs all cost twice the price of beef.”
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Insect as Superfood.

Insect as Superfood. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
If you want high quality protein free of cholesterol, then think bugs. At the last annual Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) meeting in 2014, it was reported that insects are the food of the futu...
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Carne de insectos, una alternativa sustentable para el futuro - VeoVerde

Carne de insectos, una alternativa sustentable para el futuro - VeoVerde | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
¿Puedes imaginar que un pequeño insecto sea una solución a problemas sustentables y alimenticios? La respuesta es afirmativa; te explico por qué.
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Consumer Reports: Taste testing cricket cookies

Consumer Reports: Taste testing cricket cookies | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Everybody knows bugs are packed with protein. Consumer Reports taste tested several different products made with bug flour and breaks it all down.
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Bug Bites: 6 Companies That Want To Sell You Insect Edibles

Bug Bites: 6 Companies That Want To Sell You Insect Edibles | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Edible insects might already be in your grocery store in protein bar form, or a neighborhood baker might already be making pastries with bug flour. Here are six companies currently making insect-based foods.
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