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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Dare You to Have these Edible Insects

Dare You to Have these Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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.
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Insects as the Food of the Future | Lab Manager

Insects as the Food of the Future | Lab Manager | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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.
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Events in NJ: Bull riding, bug eating and beer swilling

Events in NJ: Bull riding, bug eating and beer swilling | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Also: an Italian-American festival in North Wildwood
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Healthcheck: Benefits of cooking with crickets

Healthcheck: Benefits of cooking with crickets | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
It's a unique food ingredient that's widely used in 80 percent of cultures and has a number of health benefits but it still may not be for everyone - crickets!
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Science says we should eat more insects

Science says we should eat more insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Most of the world does eat insects, so why don't we? The ‘ew, bugs!’ attitude toward the food on our plate is a fairly recent Western and European notion. 

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STARTUP STORY: @exo_protein | Undiscovered Kitchen

STARTUP STORY: @exo_protein | Undiscovered Kitchen | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

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. 

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Images: Ehrlich Pest Control's 'Pestaurant'

Images: Ehrlich Pest Control's 'Pestaurant' | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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?!?!
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What's on for families this weekend? - Edible Insects! - Kidsguide.co.uk

Edible Insects! 28th June  World Museum Liverpool
Insects may be the food of the future. Become an entomophagist and find out what insects you can eat.
11 – 4 Free drop-in event

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Local expert says Americans won't eat bugs

Local expert says Americans won't eat bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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
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Feeding the world with bugs :: FoodProcessing

Feeding the world with bugs :: FoodProcessing | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

The answer to feeding the world’s growing population? Bugs, according to experts at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo.

Currently, approximately 70% of agricultural land - and 30% of total land on earth - is used to raise livestock. If we’re going to feed 9 billion-plus people in 2050, our eating habits will need to change.

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Insects, The Future Food? - HACCPEuropa

Insects, The Future Food? - HACCPEuropa | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects are a promising, economically viable alternative source of high quality protein that leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint.
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Des insectes dans nos assiettes: rêve ou réalité?

Des insectes dans nos assiettes: rêve ou réalité? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Des sauterelles dans nos assiettes, des brochettes de criquets grillés, de la tapenade de grillons, un toast à la mousse de chenille ou, de manière plus générale, des insectes dans notre alimentation : rêve ou réalité dans un proche avenir?
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Eating bugs instead of animals helps cuts down on greenhouse gases. Here are four snacks

Eating bugs instead of animals helps cuts down on greenhouse gases. Here are four snacks | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Cricket or mealworm? Jim, Melanie and Mark sample the roasted variety

Cricket or mealworm? Jim, Melanie and Mark sample the roasted variety | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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
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If you like bugs, this is the place for you

If you like bugs, this is the place for you | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
NEWS RELEASE

ENTOMICA

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Entomica, Sault Ste. Marie’s new, and already well-loved, interactive insectarium, will celebrate its official opening, and announce new extended summer hours, with a
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Reading Fightins now advocating bug-eating

Reading Fightins now advocating bug-eating | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

In 1928, a little pest control business called "Ehrlich Pest Control" opened, and like the creatures they were hired to slaughter, spread quickly. These days, they exist from Massachusetts to Georgia. 

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Research Says Eating Insects May Fight Obesity - The Raw Food World News

Research Says Eating Insects May Fight Obesity - The Raw Food World News | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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 …
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How to Eat and Think about Bug Grub: A Taste of Entomophagy

How to Eat and Think about Bug Grub: A Taste of Entomophagy | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Would you ever say, "I'm a Entomo-tarian and love crickets roasted and tossed in sea salt and cayenne pepper and covered in chocolate?" Considering bugs as grub gives way for the future of Pestaura...
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What's on - Edible insects! - World Museum, Liverpool museums

What's on - Edible insects! - World Museum, Liverpool museums | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects may be the food of the future. Become an entomophagist and find out what insects you can eat.
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Insects: They’re what’s (not) for dinner

Insects: They’re what’s (not) for dinner | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

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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“Pestaurant on Pennsy” Bites Back at Hunger with Donation to DC Central Kitchen | Business Wire

“Pestaurant on Pennsy” Bites Back at Hunger with Donation to DC Central Kitchen | Business Wire | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Ehrlich Pest Control has donated $6,015 to DC Central Kitchen as a result of the public’s participation in “Pestaurant on Pennsy,” h
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Did eating bugs create our big human brains? - Futurity

Did eating bugs create our big human brains? - Futurity | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Research with capuchin monkeys suggests that learning to survive on hard-to-reach bugs may have spurred the development of hominid cognition.
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Cricket: Food for Entrepreneurial Champions | ThinkWay Strategies

Cricket: Food for Entrepreneurial Champions | ThinkWay Strategies | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
I spent many years at Kraft focused on new product development and never saw innovation like this at any big company. This is innovation only entrepreneurs do.
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Publié aux Presses agronomiques de Gembloux

Publié aux Presses agronomiques de Gembloux | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Ce livre de recettes est le produit d'un constat : l'entomophagie a la cote aujourd'hui en Europe. Difficile pour le néophyte de ne pas trouver la pratique repoussante, le terme "entomophagie" étant déjà relativement barbare. D'ailleurs en Occident, les premières réactions des consommateurs face à des plats à base d'insectes sont le plus souvent soit le dégoût, soit la peur. 

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