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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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What’s stopping us from eating insects? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network

What’s stopping us from eating insects? | Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blog Network | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
How many of you watch Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel? And how many of you have said,
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Una ración de grillos, saltamontes y larvas

Una ración de grillos, saltamontes y larvas | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Abre en Coín la primera granja de insectos para consumo humano y animal
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Company creates energy bar that gets its kick from crickets

Company creates energy bar that gets its kick from crickets | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Are edible insects the food of the future? One Salt Lake City-based company thinks so. Chapul Inc. has cooked up an energy bar with an eye-popping ingredient -- crickets. Cha...
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Utah company promotes energy bar made with crickets

Utah company promotes energy bar made with crickets | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A Salt Lake City-based company has cooked up an energy bar with an eye-popping ingredient - crickets.
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Mexico gets a taste for eating insects as chefs put bugs back on the menu

Mexico gets a taste for eating insects as chefs put bugs back on the menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
High-end restaurants showcase traditional dishes containing what UN describes as promising source of sustainable protein
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IFT 2013: 3 questions that will change how you think about food

IFT 2013: 3 questions that will change how you think about food | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
David Robson offered options that could radically reshape the food industry during his Beacon lecture in Chicago.
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3. COULD WE ALL BENEFIT FROM EATING MORE INSECTS?

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization released a reportearlier this year to make the case for more insects in human and livestock diets. Nutritional value and small ecological footprint make insects an increasingly enticing option—if people can just get over being disgusted by them.

"It turns out that two billion or thereabouts people in the world regularly eat insects as a part of their diet," Robson said. "And yet for many of us, particularly in the West, there's a distinct kind of yuck factor about insects."

The thought exercise led Robson to share one great question to come out of the insects-as-food PR problem, though. Couldn't we just rename them? In Australia, for instance, a cookbook has re-branded locusts as "sky prawns."Perhaps the U.S. could use something similar.

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Eat Your Bugs!

Eat Your Bugs! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
There are many environmental reasons to eat insects. But first you have to get past the ick factor.
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Entomophagy in Japan

Entomophagy in Japan | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
My story on bug-eating was on the front page of the Japan Foreign Correspondent's Club magazine this month. Hope it's not on display in the restaurant. The photos were picked up by the UK's Telegra...
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Forbes India Magazine - Cowboy capitalist

Forbes India Magazine - Cowboy capitalist | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Country superstar Toby Keith has some of the most loyal fans in music. And he owns enough product extensions to make sure they’re also some of the most lucrative.
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"Half the size of a golf tee, the caterpillar-like creature floats beneath an inch of mezcal, tequila’s smokier cousin. “It might give you visions the first time,” he chuckles as I choke down the insect. “Goes down like protein, comes out like fibre.”

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Insect protein 'more sustainable' than meat

Insect protein 'more sustainable' than meat | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Dutch scientists have released the results of the first study comparing insect proteins with livestock in terms of sustainability – which reveal that mealworms come top.
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Mexico’s squishy, crunchy, ancestral bug snacks

Mexico’s squishy, crunchy, ancestral bug snacks | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insect-eating was long regarded with shame and disgust by elite Mexicans. But bugs have crawled onto the menus of some of the country’s most celebrated eateries in recent years, as top chefs seek out esoteric regional ingredients.
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Minifeasts

Minifeasts | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
It has been a while.  What started as one missed week quickly turned into 2 blog-less months of writing up research, finishing my master’s degree, moving back home and trying to get a job to start ...
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Canada puts insects on the menu

Canada puts insects on the menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Sustainable food campaigners want people to eat bugs, but some may find it hard to stomach.
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euroXpress :: Una granja de insectos para alimentación en España

euroXpress :: Una granja de insectos para alimentación en España | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Por Inés Benítez
Una nave de 280 metros cuadrados en el municipio malagueño de Coín, acoge una granja de cría de insectos para consumo humano y la elaboración de harina para animales. Una actividad que, pese al respaldo de la FAO,...
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AGRO 2.0 ESPAÑA: Una ración de grillos, saltamontes y larvas

AGRO 2.0 ESPAÑA: Una ración de grillos, saltamontes y larvas | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Hace 10 años Laetitia Giroud dejó de comer carne. Esta licenciada en Marketing Internacional decidió que la carne animal no formaría parte nunca más de su diet…
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Haute Cuisine: Spanish Farm Makes Bet on 'Bug Revolution' | @pritheworld

Haute Cuisine: Spanish Farm Makes Bet on 'Bug Revolution' | @pritheworld | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
In a warehouse in Spain, a French farmer is raising what she hopes will be the next big thing in French and European cooking: insects. People have been eating bugs for centuries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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Sunday 21st July 2013 | Cardiff Science Festival 2013

Sunday 21st July 2013 | Cardiff Science Festival 2013 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Bugs for Life: insect eating around the world
Sunday 21st July / 1pm / Wales Millennium Centre (Glanfa Stage) / Suitable for families / FREE entry
Insect eating has gained popularity as a curious culinary way to address environmental sustainability. These little edible bugs surprise, fascinate and inspire here in the UK, but have also been part of traditional diets of many populations for thousands of years. Bugs for Life will introduce you to the wonderful world of edible insects, with many examples of all their curious properties from around the planet and how they respond to food insecurity. In particular we will travel to Benin, West Africa, where the Bugs for Life team has spent time learning about (and feasting on!) these little yummy snacks as a secret trick against child malnutrition. Bugs for Life is a platform the research and promotion of edible insects in a context of

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This energy bar's kick comes from.... crickets

This energy bar's kick comes from.... crickets | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Utah-based small business says its Chapul energy bars are nutritious and good for the environment because of one unusual ingredient -- cricket powder.
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Ento's Cocktail and Insect Canapés Event

A selection of supporters were invited to The Lucky Pig to sample Ento's insect canapés, paired with exquisite Grey Goose cocktails. Guests were offered the ...
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5 food companies betting on the bug business

5 food companies betting on the bug business | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
If insects catch on as a mainstream food option, these forward-thinkers will be ahead of the curve.
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Science Based Cuisine: Antibiotics in Agriculture 2

Science Based Cuisine: Antibiotics in Agriculture 2 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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"But note that cultivated plants are not a problem - I propose that a better solution is the promotion of the move away from vertebrate meat sources. After all, bacteria that infect mealworms are less likely to be related to those that trouble humans, and classes of antibiotics used to raise those can be used with impunity. One possible solution to this brewing crisis: entomophagy."

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ET SI NOUS MANGIONS DES INSECTES Expositions / Tous publics / Muséum (centre-ville Agenda

ET SI NOUS MANGIONS DES INSECTES  Expositions / Tous publics / Muséum (centre-ville  Agenda | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Vous reprendrez bien un petit grillon ? Nous mangeons presque de tout, mais pas partout, et parfois avec quelques réserves. Les insectes constituent un apport alimentaire non négligeable pour nourrir une population grandissante dans le monde. 
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"Pourquoi pas ici ? C’est un pari et cela se passe tout près de chez nous dans un simple hangar où grillons et ténébrions (vers de farine) chantent et grandissent à l’abri des regards. Sains, nutritifs, rapides à élever et peu polluants, ils pourraient bien réussir à nous convaincre et finir dans nos assiettes. Demain peut-être ?

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Waiter, there's a fly in my soup. Oh wait, it's supposed to be there

Waiter, there's a fly in my soup. Oh wait, it's supposed to be there | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
THE average Australian eats up to 250g of bugs a year, through processed flours and juice, but can we stomach them on our dinner plate? A high-profile Brisbane chef hopes the answer is yes.
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Living on Earth: Hult Prize Competition

Living on Earth: Hult Prize Competition | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The Hult Prize challenges students to create a workable business solution to a global problem and win a million dollars to make it happen.
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"Living on Earth's Helen Palmer reports on one of the regional finals, won by a Canadian team with a plan to grow, process, and sell edible insects to empower low income urban communities."

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Future Food Salon April 18, 2013, Toronto.

Like rivers? Eat insects. Crickets are an amazing protein source, full of iron and omega 3 fats and more protein per pound than chicken. They are also much m...
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