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Insect farming: the solution to Somalia's recurring famine? - Warya Post

Insect farming: the solution to Somalia's recurring famine? - Warya Post | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
“War-ravaged Somalia is hurtling towards a second famine in three years that could be prevented if donors increased funding, Philippe(...)
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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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Marina Mednik-Vaksman's curator insight, May 31, 11:42 AM

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

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Alternative Edibles

Alternative Edibles | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Alternative Edibles will explore the nutritional and sustainability benefits of alternative food sources, including insects, algae and lab-grown products, with talks and demonstrations from experts fromKew Gardens, the John Innes Centre, and personal contributions from the BBC’s experimental gastronaut Stefan Gates.
See the full programme >

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Are Insects the Future of Food?

Are Insects the Future of Food? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Emily Anthes braves locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she asks whether eating insects is the answer to feeding ever more humans and livestock.At first
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Are Insects The Future Of Food?

Are Insects The Future Of Food? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Turning to insects for nourishment is not a novel idea — the Bible mentions entomophagy
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Cambridge-based company brings insects to dinner table - The Daily Free Press

Cambridge-based company brings insects to dinner table - The Daily Free Press | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Initially funded by a Kickstarter campaign, Cambridge-based Six Foods is a company that is trying to market insects as a food for Western customers.
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Lovely grub: are insects the future of food?

Lovely grub: are insects the future of food? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Emily Anthes braves locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she asks whether eating insects is the answer to feeding ever more humans and livestock.
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Conferencia y degustación: "Insectos comestibles en la dieta prehispánica". - Museo Nacional de Antropología

Conferencia y degustación: "Insectos comestibles en la dieta prehispánica". - Museo Nacional de Antropología | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Asiste a la Conferencia y degustación: “Insectos comestibles en la dieta prehispánica”.
Oct. 17 2014.
11:00 hrs.
Entrada libre.
Degustación con costo de recuperación.
Ponente: Dr. José Manuel Pino Moreno.

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Bug Appetit! Chocolate-covered creepy crawlies on insect museum menu (VIDEO)

Bug Appetit! Chocolate-covered creepy crawlies on insect museum menu (VIDEO) | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Imagine the most delectable sweets with an old but still shocking twist: bug parts of every kind thrown in for good measure. If this mix of sugar, spice and things not so nice appeals to you, the insect museum in New Orleans might just hit the spot.
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Little Livestock: Beyond the Backyard Chickens - Modern Farmer

Little Livestock: Beyond the Backyard Chickens - Modern Farmer | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Your next urban farming might be one of these little animals.
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Epicurean adventures go off beaten path

Epicurean adventures go off beaten path | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Unusual food trends are gaining popularity - 2. Insects. Many of us would recoil at the sight of roasted grasshoppers or deep-fried moth larvae. But the protein-rich insect cuisine trend is gaining traction in the United States, and there are even metropolitan restaurants that specialize in serving bugs.

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Wild harvesting declines as pesticides and imports rise: the collection and consumption of insects in contemporary rural Japan - Journal of Insects as Food and Feed - Wageningen Academic Publishers

Wild harvesting declines as pesticides and imports rise: the collection and consumption of insects in contemporary rural Japan - Journal of Insects as Food and Feed - Wageningen Academic Publishers | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Entomophagy is a traditional element of the Japanese diet. This is also the case in other Asian countries, where there is an increase in demand for edible insects. However, in Westernised countries in a similar economic position to contemporary Japan, cultural prejudices against traditional entomophagy remain strong. This article offers an overview of the current situation regarding entomophagy in rural Japan, a country with a high gross domestic product per capita that has undergone a degree of Westernisation in recent decades. Data collected during 12 months of fieldwork in rural central Japan shows that traditional entomophagy is still present, but the diversity of species consumed has seen a marked decrease when compared to studies undertaken in the 1980s. Grasshoppers (Oxya spp.) and wasp larvae (Vespula spp.) are the main insects consumed in Japan today. Insects hold some negative connotations, especially among younger Japanese. Elderly people are more likely to have consumed edible insects, and contend that the availability of wild insects, particularly grasshoppers, has declined considerably since their childhood. Sellers of edible insects also report a decrease in availability within Japan, and now turn to imported insects to meet domestic demand, which is increasing. Both sellers and consumers attribute this trend to the use of pesticides in the final quarter of the twentieth century. Further research is required to evaluate the potential of domestic insects to meet the rising demand for edible insects in contemporary Japan.

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Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum - US News

Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum - US News | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows.
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How about a waxworm taco, some larvae ceviche, or a few soy grasshoppers?

How about a waxworm taco, some larvae ceviche, or a few soy grasshoppers? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Welcome to the world of entomophagy! Instead of fixating on the usual sources of animal protein, Western omnivores should start thinking about the nutritive value of abundant creepy-crawlies.
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Jet Blue's New Cricket Granola Bars, Plus 5 Other Insect-Filled Foods

Jet Blue's New Cricket Granola Bars, Plus 5 Other Insect-Filled Foods | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Courtesy Eater Edible insects have been in the news a lot lately. And if you haven't tried them yet, it's time to hop to it. Thanks to Jet Blue's recent announcement that they will be serving prote...
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Cheryl Preyer's curator insight, October 16, 10:25 AM

Yes - cricket meal bars in-flight!

Catherine Coates's curator insight, Today, 9:24 AM

Funny... not yet ready for prime time food.... 

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Canterbury Festival serves up a smorgasbord of culture and arts, October 2014

Canterbury Festival serves up a smorgasbord of culture and arts, October 2014 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Smorgasbord of culture and even edible bugs are served up at one of Kent's biggest arts events
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Students Sam Shuttleworth and Finlay Milner launch grasshopper kebabs in eco-friendly bid

Students Sam Shuttleworth and Finlay Milner launch grasshopper kebabs in eco-friendly bid | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Two students are trying to help the environment by launching a scheme encouraging people to eat BUGS - including GRASSHOPPER kebabs.

Eco-friendly Sam Shuttleworth and Finlay Milner, both 19, want...
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Could insects be the wonder food of the future?

Could insects be the wonder food of the future? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Billions more hungry mouths are going to put more strain on the planet’s resources. Can eating creepy crawlies offer a solution?
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Exo - Tonight's dessert for attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative dinner in NYC? Peanut Butter & Jelly Exo bars #CGI2014

Exo - Tonight's dessert for attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative dinner in NYC? Peanut Butter & Jelly Exo bars #CGI2014 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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See these yummy chocolate treats? They're insects

See these yummy chocolate treats? They're insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Eating insects will probably remind most people of Timone and Pumba, characters from Disney’s The Lion King, who convince Simba that they are in fact mega yummy.

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Chocolate-Covered Bugs Served Up At Insect Museum - CBS Houston

Chocolate-Covered Bugs Served Up At Insect Museum - CBS Houston | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with
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Little Herds Brings Bugs to Austin Palates

Little Herds Brings Bugs to Austin Palates | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Little Herds is an non-profit in Austin that is working to take down the stigma that surrounds eating insects and inform people about their sustainability and nutritional value.

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South-east Asia's best (and worst) street food - Telegraph

South-east Asia's best (and worst) street food - Telegraph | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
South-east Asia is known for its astonishing array of cheap and delicious street food. Here, writers and food bloggers pick their favourite dishes
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Un musée américain sert des insectes enrobés de chocolat à ses visiteurs

Un musée américain sert des insectes enrobés de chocolat à ses visiteurs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Les visiteurs du musée des insectes de la Nouvelle-Orléans ont pris part à une séance de dégustation inédite. Criquets au chocolat, chenilles au sucre... ils ont tout goûté. Le but : casser les préjugés et s'initier à de nouvelles saveurs.
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Peter Bickerton on why we should all try eating insects

Peter Bickerton on why we should all try eating insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
In a bid to come up with a working solution to the world’s food security issue, Peter Bickerton found his research kept returning to Entomophagy (eating insects). Ok, perhaps he didn’t feel quite s...
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SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor

At the annual SXSW Eco, a conference in Austin, Texas, you'll find a lot of serious discussion of the rapid decline of the Earth's ecosystems.
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