As the world’s population continues to grow, emphasis is being placed on ingredients that can provide viable, sustainable and nutritious alternatives to animal protein. According to information presented at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in New Orleans, June 21-24, insects may be the answer.
Chicken is the most popular ingredient worldwide, but there are other delicacies like eating insects, bugs and reptiles which are healthy and safe. Check out how the world is using more than four-legged creature in fine dining.
As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet’s resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein. According to two panel discussions on June 23 and 24 at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans, insects are a promising, economically viable alternative source of high quality protein that leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint.
Exo is pioneering the consumption of insects as a nutritious, sustainable, and delicious protein source by using cricket flour to make their protein bars. Founders Gabi Lewis and Greg Sewitz set out on their mission to normalize insect consumption after graduating from Brown University in 2013.
Ehrlich Pest Control will be setting up its popup "Pestaurant" during the Reading Fightin Phils game at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. While hot dogs and peanuts will still be on the ballpark's menu, fans will also be invited to sample an assortment of edible insects while learning about pest control management. Story: Take me out to the ballgame... for a roasted cricket?!?!
Beef pork and some poultry prices are at record levels so how can you cut your grocery bill While some people are promoting insects instead a local economist doesnt see that happening in America Professor Kurt Guidry in the Department of
Creepy crawlers are landing on our plates. (No, the photo is not a shot from the set of Fear Factor.) Late in 2013, the United Nations released a report tracking the consumption of insects around the world as climate change begins to lead to food shortages. Which means bugs might be our culinary saviors in a time of crisis.
Ehrlich Pest Control will be offering Reading Fightin Phils fans a taste of some edible insects at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Jim, Melanie and Mark got in on the action a bit early Saturday, sampling some roasted crickets and mealworms. Play the video to take a look. Images: Ehrlich's Pestaurant Link: 6/27 story on Pestaurant
Research from a U.N. report states that there may be health benefits such as fighting obesity by consuming nutritious insects. Although insects are eaten around the world most Westerners are a bit leery to incorporate a healthy dose of insects into their diet. In Europe, insect dishes are served as an exotic delicacy. (1) The …
Americans love meat, but as pork, beef and poultry prices soar to record highs, will insects ever be a viable protein option for our squeamish consumers? But when it comes to meat-loving Americans, insects belong on the bottom of shoes, not in mouths.
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