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Will you be eating insects instead?

Will you be eating insects instead? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
They say that on average, we eat around one pound, or just over 450g, of insects a year. Ok, there's been claims made for anything between one and five pounds, but who's counting?
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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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Amsterdam Summit Highlighted Key Challenges

Amsterdam Summit Highlighted Key Challenges | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Some of the key challenges faced by the sustainable food industry were discussed in the European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit (www.sustainablefoodssummit.com). Hosted in Amsterdam a few weeks ago, the summit focused on protein alternatives, future of clean labels, and impact of new technologies.
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Professor Dr. Arnold Van Huis fromWageningen University believes insects can play an important role in preventing a proteins crisis. There are also many sustainability benefits since insect farming has a hundred times lower carbon footprint then livestock production. Professor Van Huis says there are about 2,000 edible insect species, giving a diverse range of food applications. In the interim, he believes insects will play an important role in fishmeal and animal feed.

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A Kinshasa, on croque chenilles ou larves pour le plaisir et les protéines

A Kinshasa, on croque chenilles ou larves pour le plaisir et les protéines | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Kinshasa (AFP) - Au marché Gambela de Kinshasa, on trouve des insectes pour tous les goûts: grosse larves de charançon blanches qui laisseront une impression d'onc...
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Il survit une semaine en mangeant des insectes et de la neige

Il survit une semaine en mangeant des insectes et de la neige | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
MAN VS. WILD - Un rocher a bloqué la jambe d’un randonneur, dans un parc naturel de Californie. Il a survécu à la dure.
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McCricket Sandwich with a Side of Grubs

McCricket Sandwich with a Side of Grubs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
"Tastes like chicken!"  You might think it's funny or have a gag reflex but, in all actuality, insects on the menu may be closer to reality than you may think. Entomophagy, or human consumption of ...
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A Kinshasa, on croque chenilles ou larves pour le plaisir et les protéines - LExpress.fr

A Kinshasa, on croque chenilles ou larves pour le plaisir et les protéines - LExpress.fr | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Kinshasa - Au marché Gambela de Kinshasa, on trouve des insectes pour tous les goûts: grosse larves de charançon blanches qui laisseront une impression d'onctuosité dans la bouche, chenilles légèrement croquantes ou termites cassant sous la dent.
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Hopper Bars Kickstarter July 23rd - A Big Texas Idea - YouTube

Hopper Bars coming to a store near you! We need your help on Kickstarter starting July 23rd. www.hopperatx.com. "Take Hopper's energy bar... who minds cricke...
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Population crisis: Are insects the future of food?

Population crisis: Are insects the future of food? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
As global populations continue to rise around the world, concerns grow over how people will be able to feed themselves in the decades to come. The human population currently stands at approximately se
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La Entomofagia - YouTube

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Eat insects to save the world: A chat with "Bug Chef" David Gordon

Eat insects to save the world: A chat with "Bug Chef" David Gordon | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
David Gordon cooking up a tarantulaJoel Rogers Future shock: Insects are almost certainly going to be a bigger part of your diet in the future. Present sho
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Entomophagy – What Is this All About?

Entomophagy – What Is this All About? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Entomophagy is a very simple concept: it refers to eating insects and
saving the world in doing so. The added benefit of eating insects is that
they are healthy and very palatable. I mainly do it for the flavours and
the memories it brings, as I come from a country where eating chapulines
(grasshoppers) and jumiles (stink bugs), among many others insects, is a
scrumptious millenary tradition. However, I understand the ick-factor
people associate with the consumption of what we generally consider pests.
The goal of this article is to convince those with an aberration for
entomophagy that eating insects goes beyond the flavours; it is a way of
getting involved in a sustainable food culture.
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Bugs in your protein bar: are edible insects the next food craze?

Bugs in your protein bar: are edible insects the next food craze? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A wave of startups is pushing chips, bars, flour and more made out of crickets and other critters
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Accidental experiences with entomophagy

Accidental experiences with entomophagy | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Two months of field work have lowered my standards of what to cook for dinner. Long hot days of working outside, and I come home happy to have a cereal dinner, no cooking required. Some days I look...
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Insects as food: convincing consumers to swap steaks for cicadas :: FoodProcessing

Insects as food: convincing consumers to swap steaks for cicadas :: FoodProcessing | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

We’ve all heard it before: if we’re going to feed the world without killing the planet, we’re going to have to make some big changes to how we eat. Increasingly, it’s looking like we’re going to have to swap steaks for cicadas, if recent reports are anything to go by.

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Icelandic entrepreneurs turn insects into energy bars | IceNews - Daily News

Icelandic entrepreneurs turn insects into energy bars | IceNews - Daily News | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Two young entrepreneurs from Iceland, Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson and Stefán Atli Thoroddsen, have started their own business, making energy bars made w...
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BON APPÉTIT! EDIBLE BUGS WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM 3D PRINTING

BON APPÉTIT! EDIBLE BUGS WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM 3D PRINTING | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Covering the 3D printing industry in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.
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Bugs---It's What's for Dinner | News Radio 1200 WOAI

Bugs---It's What's for Dinner | News Radio 1200 WOAI | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Austin start up hopes to put insects on your dinner menu by next year
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Q&A: How Much Protein Do Insects ACTUALLY Contain?

Q&A: How Much Protein Do Insects ACTUALLY Contain? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Get the buggy breakdown.
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Do you have a veggie menu? Food fest offers deep-fried SPIDERS and CENTIPEDES

Do you have a veggie menu? Food fest offers deep-fried SPIDERS and CENTIPEDES | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
WE LOVE a bit of summer food – burgers and hot dogs on the BBQ, halloumi salads, deep-fried...
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Food & Beverage News: Top News - Officials in South Korea permit use of mealworms as ingredient in food

Food & Beverage News: Top News - Officials in South Korea permit use of mealworms as ingredient in food | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Public food safety officials in South Korea, in a recent announcement, have permitted use of mealworms applicable to food ingredients. 

The ministry of food and drug safety (MFDS) has said that it is now legally possible to use mealworms or Tenebrio molitor Linne, as food ingredients in the local market.

The edible insect, when “manufactured” going through the various manufacturing procedures including cleansing, sterilisation and freezing dryness, has nearly 80 per cent of protein and fat in its body, confirming its high value as a valuable food resource, according to Korea Bizwire.

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Food & Beverage News: Top News - Insects regarded as superfood of the future and popular in fine dining

Food & Beverage News: Top News - Insects regarded as superfood of the future and popular in fine dining | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Insects are being touted as the healthy, sustainable food source of the future, but would consumers be willing to dine on bugs? Canadean asked 2,000 UK consumers. 
 
They are predicted by many to be the superfood of tomorrow, and are already popular in fine dining or as a novelty among more adventurous consumers.

But would they be able to move beyond a foodie fad, and be embraced by the average consumer?

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WKSU News: First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown

WKSU News: First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Owner says crickets are healthy and resource efficient  When you are hungry, do you reach for potato chips or peanuts? What about a handful of crickets? One daring entrepreneur in Youngstown is bucking the “yuck” factor and opening the first U.S. farm to grow insects exclusively for human consumption.

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HowStuffWorks "History of Eating Insects"

HowStuffWorks "History of Eating Insects" | 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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Bugs may have made us brainy | Science News for Students

Bugs may have made us brainy | Science News for Students | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Finding and eating bugs when other food was scarce helped primates — including our ancestors — evolve bigger and better brains. At least that’s the conclusion of a new study in Costa Rica.
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Mealworms Officially Available on Ingredients of Human Foods - Be Korea-savvy

Mealworms Officially Available on Ingredients of Human Foods - Be Korea-savvy | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean authorities responsible for public food safety have officially given ‘green …
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"SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean authorities responsible for public food safety have officially given ‘green light’ on the use of mealworms applicable to food ingredients. 

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced July 15 that it is now legally possible of using the mealworms or Tenebrio molitor Linne, as food ingredients in the local market....."

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2014's Most Annoying Food Trends - Esquire

2014's Most Annoying Food Trends - Esquire | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Annoying food trends 2014 - Yes, sustainable food sources are clearly important. And yes, we all need to start consuming less cow and eating more quinoa. But surely there are better protein alternatives than freeze-dried grasshoppers out there? 
 

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