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Abadia Aljarafe.: La carne de gusano podría sustituir a la carne de pollo

Abadia Aljarafe.: La carne de gusano podría sustituir a la carne de pollo | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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"El estudio, publicado en PLoS ONE, indica que consumir gusanos de harina y larvas de gusano rey son una clara alternativa ecológica a los animales de granja. La razón: requieren de una menor cantidad de terreno y produce menos gases de efecto invernadero por kilogramo de proteína producida.

Para ello, los investigadores compararon el impacto medioambiental de la producción de carne y la de gusanos usando tres parámetros: el uso del suelo, las necesidades de energía y las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero."

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Current State of Legislation For Insects As Food - 4ento

Current State of Legislation For Insects As Food - 4ento | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Is selling Insects as Food legal? Find out what the current state of legislation is for edible insects and what the future holds for this rising trend.
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Edible insects: Would you eat a protein bar made of crickets?

Edible insects: Would you eat a protein bar made of crickets? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Ant and Dec have a lot to answer for. The television presenters are unwittingly helping to block one of the most logical and healthy solutions to an impending European protein shortage; edible insects.

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"The projections are stark. Livestock farming is becoming unsustainable. Soya, the main protein source in animal feed, costs up to £1,000 a ton and it takes 25kg of soya to rear 1kg of beef. Domestically we only produce 2 per cent of the soya we need."

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Insects and sustainability are not crap.

Insects and sustainability are not crap. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
In my first blog, “Animal welfare in insect farms”, I discussed why insect farming is more sustainable than livestock farming. On 17th of January 2015 an article “Are those edible bugs actually sus...
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Humans Are Ready For Protein-Rich Crickets, But Are Crickets Ready For Us?

Humans Are Ready For Protein-Rich Crickets, But Are Crickets Ready For Us? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The cricket may be a dietary staple in many parts of the world, but that doesn't mean it will provide an efficient, large-scale alternate source of protein, as advocates claim. New research shows that crickets need to consume quality feed in order to be consumable themselves.
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Les risques sanitaires de la consommation d’insectes

Les risques sanitaires de la consommation d’insectes | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Par communiqué l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire, de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (Anses) remet en question la solution miracle de la consommation d’insectes. Relevant les risques, l’Agence explique surtout qu’il est nécessaire de mener des recherches scientifique...
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"Les insectes vont prendre de plus en plus de place dans notre alimentation. Comme un effet de mode, le principe s’est vite répandu avec en arrière fond l’idée que ces bestioles sont aussi bonnes pour la santé que la viande. Par communiqué l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire, de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (Anses) remet les pendules à l’heure en listant les risques potentiels de la consommation d’insectes."

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Poda Foods Pitch Video - To raise & process Crickets - YouTube

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Ces business bizarres qui marchent très bien | Widoobiz

Ces business bizarres qui marchent très bien | Widoobiz | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Les entrepreneurs ne sont pas obligés d’avoir des idées « sérieuses » pour décrocher le jackpot. La preuve avec ces cinq business.
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"Après un an et demi de recherche pour rendre attractifs ses produits, Jimini’s commercialise ses premiers criquets « à la grecque » ou au « Soja impérial ». Et ça marche. La startup vient même de remporter le grand prix Moovjee – Innovons Ensemble. La levée de fonds n’est pas loin."

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Nobody eats grubs and insects - or do they?

Nobody eats grubs and insects - or do they? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

On our exploratory hike to the jungle camp (see J: Jungle Walk to the Kapok Camp) our guide cracked open a pod which contained a mass of grubs. He challenged us to eat one after telling us of the protective effect against gastrointestinal upsets.

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Identification of novel allergen in edible insect, Gryllus bimaculatus and its cross-reactivity with Macrobrachium spp. allergens. - PubMed - NCBI

Identification of novel allergen in edible insect, Gryllus bimaculatus and its cross-reactivity with Macrobrachium spp. allergens. - PubMed - NCBI | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Edible insects have recently been promoted as a source of protein and have a high nutrition value. Identification of allergens and cross-reactivity between Macrobrachium spp. and the field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) is necessary for food safety control and to assist in the diagnosis and therapy of allergy symptoms. Denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) was used to separate proteins. Allergens were determined and identified by IgE-immunoblotting with pooled sera from prawn-allergic patients (n=16) and LC-MS/MS. Arginine kinase (AK) and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) were determined as the important allergens in muscle of Macrobrachium rosenbergii whereas, hemocyanin (HC) was identified as an allergen in Macrobrachium spp. The allergens in Macrobrachium lanchesteri were identified as AK and HC. In addition, hexamerin1B (HEX1B) was identified as a novel and specific allergen in G. bimaculatus. The important allergen in G. bimaculatus and Macrobrachium spp. is AK and was found to cross-react between both species.
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More businesses launching to market edible insects

More businesses launching to market edible insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.
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"“The idea is to offer another type of protein into the food market,” said Martinez, an artist and industrial designer who launched Don Bugito as a street food project in 2011. “The biggest job that we have to do is to try to get more people to try our foods.”

Don Bugito snacks are sold online or at a La Cocina kiosk in San Francisco's Ferry Building, where retail workers recently offered free samples of chocolate-covered crickets and spicy super worms.""

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Crickets Aren't the Superfood They're Cracked Up to Be

Crickets Aren't the Superfood They're Cracked Up to Be | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Bug-eating evangelists like to talk about how crickets are caloric magic, claiming the insects can transform table scraps into a crunchy, healthy protein. A new study debunks at least one aspect of what’s being touted everywhere as the food of the future.
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Crickets aren't the miracle source of protein

Crickets aren't the miracle source of protein | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Crickets are not all that they're cracked up to be as an alternative, global source of protein in the human diet to supplement or replace livestock consumption, according to newly published research completed at the University of California, Davis.
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"The researchers concluded that the potential for "Acheta domesticus to sustainably supplement the global protein supply, beyond what is currently produced via grain-fed chickens, will depend on capturing regionally scalable organic side-streams of relatively high-quality that are not currently being used for livestock production."

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Bugging You

Bugging You | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

An Ontario company puts insects on the menu 


Goldin has a theory that, in an evolutionary sense, humans are instinctually inclined to eat insects. “I started thinking that maybe there’s something deep in our programming, where we know that this is right,” he says, as he butters a biscuit.

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Jimini's, la start-up qui vous fait manger des insectes à l'apéro: Bastien Rabastens - 15/04

Jimini's, la start-up qui vous fait manger des insectes à l'apéro: Bastien Rabastens - 15/04 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Bastien Rabastens a expliqué comment leur est venue l'idée de commercialiser des insectes comestibles. Ces derniers peuvent être une alternative à la viande, aux chips et aux cacahuètes durant l'apéro.
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Would you swap steak for insects? Take the Edible Bug Challenge this summer!

Would you swap steak for insects? Take the Edible Bug Challenge this summer! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Forget ice creams and beefburgers, this summer’s agricultural show guests will be munching on mealworms and chomping on chapulines - thanks to the Harper Adams University Edible Bugs Challenge. 
At 10 shows throughout the UK and Ireland, visitors will face the challenge of tasting various insects prepared as snacks. 
Harper Adams University Marketing Manager, Alex Hardie said: “Very few people know insects are an excellent, sustainable source of nutrition. Often high in protein, they’ll provide a vital food source for the planet in the future. Insects are, of course, widely consumed in other parts of the world – Europe has been slow to catch on.
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▶ EATING BUGS! Edible Insects with Little Herds, Austin Nonprofit - YouTube

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Spotlights Robert Nathan Allen - YouTube

Robert Nathan Allen is a good speaker, energetic and enthusiastic. This is fortunate, because he has a pretty tough message: he wants us to eat bugs. Please ...
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Why Do Americans Hate Bugs? - YouTube

Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/seekernetwork?sub_confirmation=1 In Japanese culture, insects are often considered a delicacy. So is the aversion to ...
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Fear and cooking in Cambodia -

Fear and cooking in Cambodia - | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
If you meet one of those tourists who complains that there is nothing to do in Phnom Penh, one thing you can suggest is an insect cooking class. The class, taught on the other side of the Monivong Bridge, gives visitors a chance to fry four types of crickets, silk worm larvae, and black water beetles. At the end of class, the cooks are encouraged to sample the dishes: that’s why the course is called “Fear Factor Challenge.” “Some people just go there to take a look, but they say, ‘How can I eat
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Can insects go from pests to popular snack foods?

Can insects go from pests to popular snack foods? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Several U.S. companies aim to eliminate the yuck factor and get people to eat protein-rich bugs.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects. (“Ento” comes from the Greek word for insect.) 

These upstarts are trying to persuade more Americans to eat bugs, which can be produced with less land, food and water than other sources of animal protein."

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Edible Insects, Our Food for the Future | Austin Free Events

Edible Insects, Our Food for the Future | Austin Free Events | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
April 18 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Enjoy some edible insects. Snack on Chocolate Chirp Cookies and Spicy Jamaican Jerk Crickets prepared by Little Herds.

Join us for a presentation by Little Herds, an Austin-based nonprofit that seeks to change the way the other 20 percent of the world views food and to help create a market for bug-eaters. Current farming practices are ravaging the environment, polluting the water and air, causing deforestation, overfishing, and contributing to the rise in infectious diseases.
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Don’t look to crickets to feed the world just yet, study cautions :: UC Davis News & Information

Don’t look to crickets to feed the world just yet, study cautions :: UC Davis News & Information | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Crickets are not all that they’re cracked up to be as an alternative, global source of protein in the human diet to supplement or replace livestock consumption, according to newly published research
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Bugs for Dinner: Big Cricket Farms Find Niche in Edible Insect Farming

Bugs for Dinner:  Big Cricket Farms Find Niche in Edible Insect Farming | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Rich in protein and requiring relatively few resources to raise, the United Nations says insects should be on our plates.Though bugs make up part of a healthy, diverse diet in many non-Western cultures, Americans and Europeans generally consider eating insects to be disgusting, even ‘primitive.’ But a growing movement by edible insect enthusiasts like Kevin Bachhuber is looking to change this perception.

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‘Entopreneurs’ try to convince public to eat bugs

‘Entopreneurs’ try to convince public to eat bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.
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"Inside San Francisco's La Cocina, a commercial kitchen for food entrepreneurs, Monica Martinez empties hundreds of live mealworms, each about 2 inches long, into a plastic container. She uses chopsticks to pull out dead ones before pouring the squirming critters on a tray and sliding them into an oven."

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We Did. Eat Bugs.

We Did. Eat Bugs. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
  I laid them out on the counter. A satchel of cricket flour, one of whole roasted crickets, whole roasted mealworm and a variety of flavoured Bug Bistro, would you like a beer with that, snac...
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"Great, I was willing to bet, might be pushing it. So in a moment reminiscent of how Fear Factor contestants scored points by ingesting nasty-looking creepy crawlies, thrusting bare tongues out to prove the deed was done, I cracked open the roasted cricket pouch and shoved one in my mouth, chewing fast, swallowing hard.


I’m pleased to report that cricket is nature’s Rice Crispie". Said Lizzie

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Episode 45 - Time to Eat Worms - Insect Gastronomy with C-fu Foods - Food Startups Podcast

Episode 45 - Time to Eat Worms - Insect Gastronomy with C-fu Foods - Food Startups Podcast | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
It is time that you know about insect gastronomy. The world is not sustainable with such a high diet of beef. Right now, there are 1900 known edible insects or at least 1900 flavors! I had a great time learning from...
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