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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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The McGill Daily » Bugs for breakfast

The McGill Daily » Bugs for breakfast | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Breaking the social stigma behind eating insects - Most of you probably just gagged. That was my first reaction as well. The very idea of insects as food is shunned in most Western cultures, with bugs viewed as nothing more than pests. But entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, dates back to the earliest humans. The Indigenous peoples of Australia enjoyed eating cooked moths and the ancient Algerians harvested locusts. Even Aristotle wrote of eating cicadas — according to him, the young ones are the tastiest, and among the adults, the egg-laden females are best.

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Winnipeg company hopes to make a commercial trail mix using bugs and worms

Winnipeg company hopes to make a commercial trail mix using bugs and worms | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg company is hoping to put its own spin on trail mix by adding some crickets, mealworms and superworms to the usual combination of nuts, seeds and fruit. Nick Hiebert is the fou...
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CTV Winnipeg: Company hopes to sell edible insects

CTV Winnipeg: Company hopes to sell edible insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Cheryl Holmes reports a local company is pushing to make the country's first edible insect products.
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Les insectes comestibles débarquent dans les grandes surfaces vendredi - RTBF Societe

Les insectes comestibles débarquent dans les grandes surfaces vendredi - RTBF Societe | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Bien que tolérée auparavant, l'entomophagie est officiellement autorisée en Belgique depuis le 25 mai dernier, date d'entrée en vigueur de la circulaire correspondante de l'Agence fédérale pour la sécurité de la chaîne alimentaire (AFSCA). Vendredi, des produits à base d'insectes seront introduits pour la première fois dans des supermarchés belges, a annoncé jeudi le groupe Delhaize dans un communiqué.
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Edible Insect - Bugs transition from gross to glamorous for edgy, sustainable consumers

Edible Insect - Bugs transition from gross to glamorous for edgy, sustainable consumers | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Why you can, should, and probably will eat bugs

Why you can, should, and probably will eat bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

This year seems to be the year of the insect farming start-up. In the coming months, your options for dining on creepy crawlers are set to explode.Crickets, in particular, are featured in a whole host of new products --  they're easy to raise en masse, and can be ground down into an innocuous "flour" (really, it's more like protein powder that doubles as leavening). There are cricket chips and protein bars to chew on, not to mention whole bugs, kept crispy and covered in tasty seasoning.

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SCIENCE VOICES: 'Insect farming' a possible industry for rural communities

SCIENCE VOICES: 'Insect farming' a possible industry for rural communities | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
For some southern African communities, stinkbugs are a culinary delicacy, writes Cathy Dzerefos in an article that forms part of the Mail & Guardian's Science Voices series. Dzerefos is a PhD c...
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Big Cricket - The New Yorker

Big Cricket - The New Yorker | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
If crickets are to become a true food craze they will require something much less glamorous than a trendy startup: a supply chain.
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Crickets On The Menu At Some Austin Restaurants - keyetv.com Austin News, Weather, Traffic KEYE-TV Austin - News - Top Stories

Crickets On The Menu At Some Austin Restaurants - keyetv.com Austin News, Weather, Traffic KEYE-TV Austin - News - Top Stories | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
They're mixing up a food revolution in Austin -- with an unlikely ingredient. Save your appetite bec
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Edible insects recipe: Fried crickets and pandanas leaf - Telegraph

Edible insects recipe: Fried crickets and pandanas leaf - Telegraph | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
In Thailand this is a very common snack, and one of our favourite edible cricket recipes.
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Besoin d’un alcool de scorpion ou de viande de dinosaure ? Crokfun ton nouveau rdv gastronomique - Openminded le blog

Besoin d’un alcool de scorpion ou de viande de dinosaure ? Crokfun ton nouveau rdv gastronomique - Openminded le blog | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
De la peau de zombie à l’apéritif ça ne te tente pas ? Le site Crokfun comble absolument tous tes désirs culinaires de geek en un clic
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Conservation through Poverty Alleviation (CPALI) Eating Bugs ...

Conservation through Poverty Alleviation (CPALI) Eating Bugs ... | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Working with rural farmers in Madagascar to develop sustainable livelihoods through wild silk production and conserve endangered rainforests.
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FoodBev.com | News | Insects as an everyday food source could be a $350m business in 10 years

FoodBev.com | News | Insects as an everyday food source could be a $350m business in 10 years | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects as an ingredient in everyday foods could be a $350m business in the US and Europe within 10 to 15 years, says Julian Mellentin, company director and founder of New Nutrition Business.
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Any articles comparing an insect diet to a plant based diet in terms of suffering? • /r/vegan

Any articles comparing an insect diet to a plant based diet in terms of suffering? • /r/vegan | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The plants I eat, and many of you, come from large scale agricultural industries. With those large scale industries comes large scale methods of deali...
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Types of Edible Insects / SurvivalBased Survival Blog

Types of Edible Insects / SurvivalBased Survival Blog | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Check out a few edible insects and stay alive if lost in the woods!
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Insects could be food of the future

Insects could be food of the future | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Bug eating (Entomophagy) may be nauseating for some but it is not a new tradition.
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Cricket Flour Cookies Anyone? They’re Gluten Free

Cricket Flour Cookies Anyone? They’re Gluten Free | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
 "It’s chock-full of protein, has more iron than spinach, as much calcium as milk, all the amino acids, tons of omega 3, and tons of B12," he says. "So not only does it taste good, it’s also unbelievably healthy." A single pound of cricket flour contains 317 grams of protein and costs $40 online, making…
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Can Insects Feed a Hungry Planet? | Visual.ly

Can Insects Feed a Hungry Planet? | Visual.ly | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Around the world two billion people eat insects on a regular basis. The current hotbeds — or should we say, hot pots — of consumption include Lati
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".. America, central Africa and Southeast Asia. As we look for new ways to feed a burgeoning global population, will entomophagy spread to other corners of the globe? "

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Overcome Your Fear of Critters at Bugfest

Overcome Your Fear of Critters at Bugfest | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
“Don’t judge me for having a large shell, two horns and six legs. This is how I was born.” So says the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. At the annual Bugfest on September 20, Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will give you the chance to hold a hissing cockroach, and let it scuttle up your [...]
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Boat show visitors tuck into insect treats

Boat show visitors tuck into insect treats | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Pest control firm Rentokil put on a mini-bug buffet at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, challenging visitors to sample chocolate-covered crickets, barbecue-flavoured mealworms, plain roasted and curry flavoured crickets and buffalo-wing flavoured worms.
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Disgusting Bugs That Are Surprisingly Edible

Disgusting Bugs That Are Surprisingly Edible | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Most of us wouldn't even consider eating bugs but in many parts of the world, people eat bugs every day. Some countries even consider insects a delicacy, but see if you would eat any of the gross ones on this list!

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Insect trail mix could be coming to a store near you

Insect trail mix could be coming to a store near you | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Nuts, seeds, and fruit are what you typically expect to find in a bag of trail mix. But a local company has added its own twist to the tasty snack - bugs.
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Can of mealworms: Belgium starts selling products made with insects

Can of mealworms: Belgium starts selling products made with insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A Belgian supermarket has officially started selling a range of products that contain insects, mainly mealworms. The country is the first EU state to approve insects in food.
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Les insectes comestibles dans nos assiettes vendredi

Les insectes comestibles dans nos assiettes vendredi | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Vendredi, des produits à base d'insectes seront introduits pour la première fois dans des supermarchés belges, a annoncé jeudi le groupe Delhaize dans un communiqué.
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An Insect A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

An Insect A Day Keeps The Doctor Away | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
It might (currently) be weird to admit but I'm quite interested in eating bugs. That is, with climate change upon us and food sources starting to shift there's a growing interest in insects as a mo...
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