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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Edible Insects Hit Grocery Store Shelves

Edible Insects Hit Grocery Store Shelves | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Edible insects remain a bit of a niche product in the Western world.
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Wasps and worms off the menu in Milan - The Local

Wasps and worms off the menu in Milan - The Local | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Italian health authorities have seized 50 kilos of insects - including wasps and worms - destined for dishes at a Milan restaurant.
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Food trucks arrive in food-crazy Belgium

Food trucks arrive in food-crazy Belgium | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — One sells a cheeseburger whose patty is 100 percent cheese, another sells meatballs the size of baseballs and a third tempts palates with insects on a skewer.
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Dutch grocery store to unveil insect-based products

Dutch grocery store to unveil insect-based products | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The traditional shopping list of bread, milk, eggs and cheese is set to change in the Netherlands with a major supermarket chain unveiling its first-ever range of insect-based products this week.
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Food trucks arrive in food-crazy Belgium

Food trucks arrive in food-crazy Belgium | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
One sells a cheeseburger whose patty is 100 percent cheese, another sells meatballs the size of baseballs and a third tempts palates with insects on a skewer.
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Supermarket starts selling edible insect burgers, snacks - NL Times

Supermarket starts selling edible insect burgers, snacks - NL Times | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Business, Netherlands - The Jumbo supermarkets are going to start selling edible insects. - alternative to factory farming, famine, flour and buffalo worm burger, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, food scarcity, Gerda Verburg, Groningen, Haren, insects, Jumbo, Minister of Agriculture, Netherlands, sustainability, United Nations, wageningen university, wax worm crispy snack
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CHOICE ARTICLES: THE INSECT ALTERNATIVE

CHOICE ARTICLES: THE INSECT ALTERNATIVE | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Available information shows that 2.5 million people globally eat bug which from research has triple the protein you get from potato chips and also half the fat in it. The eating of insects is called Entomophagy and about eighty percent of the nations of the world eat more than 1000 species of insects. Eating of insects is spread across three thousand ethnic groups from around the world and it is estimated that there are 1462 edible insect globally with common ones like crickets, tarantula, locust and termites

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Food trucks arrive in food-crazy Belgium

Food trucks arrive in food-crazy Belgium | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
"Our crickets on a stick are our best seller," said Bart Smit, co-owner of the food truck Microbar.
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Insect cuisine suggested to solve food shortages - Chinadaily.com.cn

Insect cuisine suggested to solve food shortages - Chinadaily.com.cn | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Fried locusts, ant soup and other dishes made from insects could be the answer to thecurrent global food crisis.

The scarcity of food and resources is an inevitable threat to human development that can besolved through eating bugs, Paul Vantomme, senior forestry officer of the United NationsFood and Agriculture Organization, told China Daily on Tuesday.

Vantomme is visiting Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan from Tuesday to Friday.


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The Guardian: ‘How insects could feed the world’

The Guardian: ‘How insects could feed the world’ | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Is eating bugs the solution to feeding the world’s growing population of human beings and livestock? Emily Anthes chews on locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she tries to find out
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Bug Balls — Coming soon to a supermarket shelf near you?

Bug Balls — Coming soon to a supermarket shelf near you? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
THE HAGUE, Oct 31 — The traditional shopping list of bread, milk, eggs and cheese is set to change in the Netherlands with a major supermarket chain unveiling its first-ever range of insect-based products this week.

From today, customers at
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Principal eats bugs for fundraiser

Principal eats bugs for fundraiser | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The principal of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School announced in a video late September, while wearing an antennae headband, she would eat a bug if the school met its goal to sell 800 raffle tickets.
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Insect Protein: Sustainable, Ethical, Healthy and Delicious | Paleo f(x)™

Insect Protein: Sustainable, Ethical, Healthy and Delicious | Paleo f(x)™ | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Eating insects makes a lot of sense. Insects are a uniquely sustainable source of protein: they produce virtually no methane, require little feed, water and space -- and thus, represent a viable solution to feeding a growing global population.
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Can eating insects solve global issues in an ever-changing world? | Pat Crowley | TEDxSaltLakeCity - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Have you ever thought about the connection between our water supply...
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Kenyan research body to promote insect consumption in Africa !

Kenyan research body to promote insect consumption in Africa ! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), a Kenya-based research center, is embarking on a research project to promote the human consumption of insects in Africa.

The project dubbed Insect for Food, Feed and other Uses (INSEFF) hopes to upscale the consumption of insects as a way of fighting food insecurity in the continent.

ICIPE Researcher Saliou Niassy told Xinhua in Nairobi on Tuesday that there are over 500 species of insects that are consumed in Africa.

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The Big Future: What is the future of food?

The Big Future: What is the future of food? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Another alternative is to start eating bugs. Some companies are already offering cricket flour as a cheaper kind of protein. It's easy to produce, and if people get used to sprinkling a little cricket on their pasta, it could make a big difference — assuming we can get over our collective insect issues.

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David Gracer: Eating bugs is in our future - By Georgia Sparling

David Gracer: Eating bugs is in our future - By Georgia Sparling | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
If cows and chickens become scarce, there's one source of protein that will probably always be available...and it's got six legs. On Tuesday night, teacher and well-known bug eater David Gracer ...
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Scorpions, ants and larvae - oh my!

Scorpions, ants and larvae - oh my! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
You might remember the Creepy Crawlers game, but Marx Foods in Queen Anne made bug eating a real life experience at their Edible Insect Tasting Soiree last night, on the eve of Halloween.
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Have You Tasted the Gourmet Insects at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo’s Mandarin Bar Yet?

Have You Tasted the Gourmet Insects at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo’s Mandarin Bar Yet? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
While it’s not every day that you find yourself with the option of sampling of insects with your evening cocktail, it’s certainly possible at the Mandarin Bar at Tokyo’s luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Always curious
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An Edible Insect Tasting at Marx Foods; The Classics at Bar Cotto

An Edible Insect Tasting at Marx Foods; The Classics at Bar Cotto | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

QUEEN ANNE— Marx Foods hosts an "Edible Insect Tasting Soiree" tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. with David "the Bug Chef" Gordon. The event is free; according to The Seattle Times the evening will include samples of armor tail scorpions, silkworms, black ants, and earthworm jerky. [Facebook/ST]

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Food shortage? Eat bugs!- China.org.cn

Fried locusts, ant soup and other dishes made from insects could be the answer to the current global food crisis.
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Edible insects create a buzz in Holland

Edible insects create a buzz in Holland | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

A supermarket chain in the Netherlands is launching a new range of products made from edible insects.

While in parts of Africa, Asia and Central America, a diet including insects is not unusual, in Europe it is still rare.

Anna Holligan reports from the Dutch city of Groningen.

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Low Crawling Fruit: High Quality, Clean, Sustainable Protein Created From Insects - ALL THINGS BUGS LLC

Low Crawling Fruit: High Quality, Clean, Sustainable Protein Created From Insects Food reserves are the lowest they've been in 40 years. As the human population grows, it is ever more important to sustain rather than increase our levels of consuming and harvesting materials from the earth and its ecosphere. Animal based nutrients, specifically protein, are critical for health, yet already about 70% of agricultural land, and 30% of the total land on earth, is used to raise livestock. Amid the ever expanding human population and demand on natural resources, the market for protein is exploding. 

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