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Move over potato chips, it's time for cricket Chirps

Move over potato chips, it's time for cricket Chirps | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
In a bid to make insect foods more palatable to the modern consumer, Six Foods is rolling out a line of high-protein chips that are based on a truly sustainable meat source: Crickets.
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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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Buggin' for Some Tasty Energy Bars at Happy Hour?

Buggin' for Some Tasty Energy Bars at Happy Hour? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Hopper Bars sparks Kickstarter campaign with party at The White Horse
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'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

'For protein I prefer insects to meat' | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.
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Extreme foodie movement: Bugs!

Extreme foodie movement: Bugs! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
It's a new trend that could be bringing bugs to a restaurant menu near you.
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Snacking on insects? Don’t get bugged out | Forum for the Future

Snacking on insects? Don’t get bugged out | Forum for the Future | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Chewy and moist, the first bite didn’t seem strange at all. Like any other energy bar it was dark and densely packed, with a slightly sticky texture. It was only a close examination of the wrapper that revealed that the special ingredient was ground cricket flour.
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Bug eating contest

Bug eating contest | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Robert Nathan Allen from Little Herds tells us about the bug eating contest at the Denver County Fair.

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Would you taste this Irish pest controller’s insect treats? (VIDEO)

Would you taste this Irish pest controller’s insect treats? (VIDEO) | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Taste-testing silkworms, scorpions, beetles and more: an interesting way to attract a crowd.
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Passport to Texas » Blog Archive » Conservation/Food: Eating Bugs to Save the World

Passport to Texas » Blog Archive » Conservation/Food: Eating Bugs to Save the World | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Allen founded the nonprofit Little Herds to educate the public about insects as a nutritious alternative food source. Insects are high in protein and rich in fiber and micronutrients. Currently 70% of agricultural land supports meat production, which limits the industry’s future growth.

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Insects could be superfood – but don’t picture them

Insects could be superfood – but don’t picture them | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Edible insects could be the next superfood, capable of delivering tasty, healthy and sustainable food – just don’t show consumers photos of the bugs, according to a study of 2,000 Britons conducted by research group Canadean.
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5 Reasons Eating Bugs Could Save The World, According To Seattle's Own 'Bug Chef'

5 Reasons Eating Bugs Could Save The World, According To Seattle's Own 'Bug Chef' | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Seattle author David George Gordon would be more than happy to share his recipe for his three bee salad or cricket nymph risotto. Try the deep-fried
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| from Groupon's Millie Experiences Blog

| from Groupon's Millie Experiences Blog | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Millie does her own bushtucker trial at exotic restaurant Archipelago for her latest dining in London experience
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Thai Fruit Salad and Eating Insects on Khao San Road (Day 3)

Thai Fruit Salad and Eating Insects on Khao San Road (Day 3) | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
On day three filming for a Thai food tv documentary, we got some Thai fruit footage at the studio, and then went to Khao San Road to eat fried insects.
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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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4 issues that matter in nutrition | Devex

4 issues that matter in nutrition | Devex | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Consuming edible insects, also known as entomophagy, for instance, can provide ample amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and essential fatty acids.

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NM Museum of Natural History hosts first adult sleepover

NM Museum of Natural History hosts first adult sleepover | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
 An Albuquerque museum made history Saturday night.
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Has Meat Met Its Match?

Has Meat Met Its Match? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Sensitized to the environmental costs of livestock, a new generation eyes options for changing our carnivorous ways.
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Comic-Con 2014: 'Boxtrolls' truck serves up delectable insects [video]

Comic-Con 2014: 'Boxtrolls' truck serves up delectable insects [video] | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
"The Boxtrolls," the upcoming animated film from Laika, features creatures who, among other things, eat bugs. In the spirit of having fans experience everything the movie characters do, the "Boxtro...
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Can a palm weevil cure world hunger?

Can a palm weevil cure world hunger? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Can a palm weevil cure world hunger? Five MBA students are banking their business on it.
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A Grand Plan For Feeding The World With Insects

A Grand Plan For Feeding The World With Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
We need more protein for the developing world, but we really dont need to be raising more livestock. The solution might be buzzing around your head...
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Hopper Foods Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Revolutionary Energy Bar Made with Cricket Flour, Hopper Bars part of Austin’s Growing Edible Insect Industry | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Hopper Foods Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Revolutionary Energy Bar Made with Cricket Flour, Hopper Bars part of Austin’s Growing Edible Insect Industry | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Hopper Foods LLC, which specializes in energy snacks made from nutritious insects, is launching a new Kickstarter campaign on July 23, 2014, for its latest range of health bars. Cricket flour is a sustainable source of complete, high quality protein with very low water and feed requirements. It is the future of food. | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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Insect protein ‘similar to conventional meat’

Insect protein ‘similar to conventional meat’ | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The crude protein content in several edible insect species is similar to that in conventional meat products according to a new study from Wageningen University, which adds to a mounting body of research on the potential of insect protein.
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Royal Welsh Show: Sustainable farming to be driven by dung beetles and grasshoppers

Royal Welsh Show: Sustainable farming to be driven by dung beetles and grasshoppers | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Dung Beetles Direct want to harness the fertilising power of cow dung at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd this week
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Are bugs really the future of food? I tried them to find out | Factor

Are bugs really the future of food? I tried them to find out | Factor | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
We keep being told that in the future we’ll all be eating bugs. They’re high in protein, highly sustainable and represent a cheaper alternative to beef and oth
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40% of Brits ready to try insects: Canadean report

40% of Brits ready to try insects: Canadean report | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Canadean asked 2000 UK consumers whether they would be willing to eat on bugs. 803 of them said they would try insects of which 127 said they would be interested in eating them regularly.
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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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