Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food
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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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Des 4 à 8 entomophagiques : des bébittes au menu

Des 4 à 8 entomophagiques : des bébittes au menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
À quelques jours de l'événement Innovation alimentaire : l’entomophagie à travers l’art, la culture, la science et les affaires, l'Espace pour la vie organise des 4 à 8 gourmands. Au menu : grillons, sauterelles et scorpions!
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Bugs as Food by @derrickshore

Bugs as Food by @derrickshore | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Reporter Derrick Shore goes to a Mexican restaurant and tries their cricket tacos and visits the Rainbow Mealworms farm in Compton where billions of worms and other insects are raised and shipped out to feed mainly reptiles, but more recently humans.
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Insects for every occasion - Features | The Star Online

Congolese can’t get enough of insects; some even prefer them to meat.
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Insect and rodent pop-up restaurant returns

Insect and rodent pop-up restaurant returns | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Last year, vermin control company Rentokil surprised the culinary world by expanding their services of killing pests to serving them up on a plate in their pop-up restaurant, 'Pestaurant'.
Now the famous eatery is back by popular demand across a selected number of locations in the UK.
In August, Rentokil will offer an array of unorthodox dishes for free including sweet chilli pigeon burgers, salt and vinegar crickets and scorpion lollipops.
Also on the menu is mexican spice mealworms, plain roasted locusts and chocolate covered mixed bugs.
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Why Eat Bugs #6: No Mad Mealworm Diseas Eric Bescak's Online Journal

Why Eat Bugs #6: No Mad Mealworm Diseas  Eric Bescak's Online Journal | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

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However, bugs are often associated with disease. And there is good reason for that. Some insects can serve as biological taxis (like mosquitoes, ticks, flies) for blood-bourne diseases like malaria, chagas disease, lyme disease.

But we’re not eating mosquitoes, ticks, flies. At least, I’m not. But some people do. (I might.)

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How Entrepreneurs Are Helping American Consumers to Accept 'Bug Food' - PSFK

How Entrepreneurs Are Helping American Consumers to Accept 'Bug Food' - PSFK | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are pushing US consumers to like 'bug food'
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Why Eat Bugs #5: Avoid An Apocalypse

Why Eat Bugs #5: Avoid An Apocalypse | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
In Daniella Martin’s hip treatise for eating bugs, Edible, she imagines a fantasy fast food restaurant where in addition to what you order, you also get the by-products of what it took to make your...
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These Hoppers Could Power Your Next Workout: Cricket Bars

These Hoppers Could Power Your Next Workout: Cricket Bars | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
One such insect that's getting a bit of attention lately is the cricket, which we might associate more with their lovely summer sounds than with being an ingredient, but which could be a source for sustainable, high-quality protein.
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Vietnam rejects bug eating as West embraces it

Vietnam rejects bug eating as West embraces it | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Vietnam calls for an end to what it calls fatal bug eating at a time when adventurous eaters and policymakers in the West enthusiastically endorse the practice.
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Bugs and Beer: Why Crickets and Kölsch Might be Matches Made in Heaven

Bugs and Beer: Why Crickets and Kölsch Might be Matches Made in Heaven | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Mirrored after the popular beer & cheese pairing event, this unique Halloween special is designed to tickle your taste buds with the unique combinations of bugs and beer. Participants will experience 8 different combinations —8 different bugs and beer hand-picked by Charlie Bamforth, the Pope of Foam, and David George Gordon, The Bug Chef.

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Biting into bugs is now a food craze - The Times of India

Biting into bugs is now a food craze - The Times of India | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Considered protein-rich, insect gastronomy is being looked at as the new-age answer to global food scarcity
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You May Be Eating Bug Burgers Sooner Than You Think

You May Be Eating Bug Burgers Sooner Than You Think | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A slew of start-ups aim to make crickets part of American cuisine.
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Killing hunger by farming insects

Killing hunger by farming insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Experts believe that insect farming will not only improve food security but also provide a source of livelihood for thousands of Kenyans, and lift them out of poverty if well implemented.
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Exploring the Ethics Behind American Insect Farms for Human Consumption

Exploring the Ethics Behind American Insect Farms for Human Consumption | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Should bug farms be held to the same standards as animals?
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foodconsumer.org - New Half-Hour Series Food Forward TV Premieres September 2014 on PBS

foodconsumer.org - New Half-Hour Series Food Forward TV Premieres September 2014 on PBS | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Did you know there's more protein in insects than meat…? - The Raw Food World News

Did you know there's more protein in insects than meat…? - The Raw Food World News | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Even though most Americans cringe at the thought of eating a bug, there are many countries in which it is common practice.  Entomophagy is the formal term for the human practice of eating insects for food(1).  The practice has been around since the beginning of time as insects were the easiest and most available food …
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Safe, Sane and Consensual - Insects are the future of food - The Daily Californian

Safe, Sane and Consensual - Insects are the future of food - The Daily Californian | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
I stared into its black, beady, little eyes. Then I popped it in my mouth, expecting the worst, but it was crunchy and tasted like garlic, lime and chili. I was in a market in Oaxaca, Mexico, and mounds of fried grasshoppers, called chapulines, are a common sight. They’re addictive Read More…
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Why Eat Bugs #4: Sustainable Paleo

Why Eat Bugs #4: Sustainable Paleo | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
There is a great article in the July 28th New Yorker overviewing the concepts and history of the paleo diet movement as writer (and environmental expert) Elizabeth Kolbert goes full paleo for her f...
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The Kickstarter Food Deal You Don't Want To Miss - Snack Bars…Made from Crickets - Eat Drink Better

The Kickstarter Food Deal You Don't Want To Miss - Snack Bars…Made from Crickets - Eat Drink Better | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
This is one Kickstarter food campaign that you don't want to miss: Snack Bars...Made from Crickets.
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Can Eating Crickets Save the Planet - and Taste Good?

Can Eating Crickets Save the Planet - and Taste Good? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Austin's Hopper Foods believes that eating crickets and other insects can provide a tasty way to reduce carbon emissions and resource consumption.
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Eating insects could solve the problem of food sustainability, but can Charleston chefs make it fashionable?

Eating insects could solve the problem of food sustainability, but can Charleston chefs make it fashionable? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Chew on this: by 2050 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts 70 percent more food will be needed to sustain the world's population. Real talk: we don't have 70 percent more land to meet that demand.
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▶ Are Humans Supposed to Be Eating Insects? - YouTube

Daniella Martin -Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet, joins Thom Hartmann.
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Have you eaten your insects today?

Have you eaten your insects today? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Entomophagy is an ancient, and essentially human practice, still celebrated throughout much of the world. In the United States and much of the “developed” world, however, eating insects is still strongly taboo, though it is slowly creeping (crawling?) its way into the mainstream, beginning with the advent of Cricket Bars.

 


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Humans Are Hard-Wired to Eat Insects

Humans Are Hard-Wired to Eat Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The real Paleolithic Diet included lots and lots of bugs.
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