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.
Curated by Ana C. Day
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Vermont Garden Journal: Tomato Hornworms

Vermont Garden Journal: Tomato Hornworms | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of talk in the news lately about insects as food. In many parts of the world insects are a common delicacy. Its estimated that 2 billion
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EcoXpo Sydney 2014: Cooking with Bugs

EcoXpo Sydney 2014: Cooking with Bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Edible Bug Shop is part of Butterfly Skye’s- Butterfly Release and Insect Education. Her company is dedicated to educating people about insects and other invertebrates in a way that is fun and interactive. | | Founder of the company Skye Blackburn (AKA- Butterfly Skye and The Bug Girl) has always had a passion for creepy crawlies and so started the company to share this passion with others after completing a degree in entomology as well as food science at university.

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The Dirt - 07 September 2014 - The Dirt

The Dirt - 07 September 2014 - The Dirt | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

The Dirt – a gardening show like no other; car crash radio for have-a-go gardeners and outdoor idlers. This week’s show is all you’ll ever need to know about entomophagy – that’s eating bugs to you and me. One Deck Pete spins a western tale and The Idiot Gardener is beating his meat. LISTEN NOW! …

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Why Eat Insects?

Why Eat Insects? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Seem unappetizing? Consider that grasshopper protein pound for pound is not only healthier, but uses a 1000 times less water to produce than beef. Jack Ceadel, founder of Hopper Foods, sees insects and grasshoppers in particular as an extremely eco-friendly source of healthy protein. Interesting Green Divas Foodie-Phile podcast. Not as creepy crawly as you’d...
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Greenfest Philly Highlights Benefits Of Going Green - CBS Philly

Greenfest Philly Highlights Benefits Of Going Green - CBS Philly | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The 7th annual Greenfest Philly runs took place on Sunday at Headhouse Square -- and folks who came out got to learn about, play with and eat eco-friendly products.
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Ground-up CRICKETS used to make super-healthy high protein snack bars

Ground-up CRICKETS used to make super-healthy high protein snack bars | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Around 40 of the insects go into every Exo bar, which their makers claim have an extremely high protein to weight ratio
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Cricket Flour - The New Sustainable Super Protein

Cricket Flour - The New Sustainable Super Protein | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Eating insects is nothing new, in fact most of the world outside the West currently do on a regular basis- these new companies are bringing it home.
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JustHealthNG - Your Health And Wellness Guide : Edible Insects And Their Nutritional Value

JustHealthNG - Your Health And Wellness Guide : Edible Insects And Their Nutritional Value | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Entomophagy is the consumption of insects as food. It is still uncommon in some parts of the world to see people eating insects. In some societies there is a degree of distaste for insect consumption. Insects are believed to be pests and causes sickness to humans and animals. Insect consumption can be traced back to Bible times. Matthew 3:4 says "Now John himself was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and honey" (King James Version). It is estimated that about two billion people around the world eat insects and is a common practice in Asia, Africa and Latin America. These insects have become significant food source of nutrient tohumans. There are over a thousand edible insect species on earth. Insects are good sources of protein, fiber, good fats, and essential minerals. 

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ITV Tonight on the Future of Food | Future of Food

ITV Tonight on the Future of Food | Future of Food | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
ITV's Tonight Programme this week looked at the Future of Food, considering what new foods we might be eating in the future, such as insects, and where we might be growing our food, such as urban farms and indoor aquapoonics.
Professor Charles Godfray provides commentary on the items discussed.
Watch the episode on the ITV Player here - available until the end of September 2014.
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Entomophagy: Eating Insects to Help Save the World Articles - SustaiNate

Entomophagy: Eating Insects to Help Save the World Articles - SustaiNate | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Current food strategies in the U.S. are contributing to myriad issues from global warming to obesity. There have been many solutions proposed, and some implemented over the years with little success. In this essay I’d like to explore using insects as food in order to find solutions for many of the problems associated with the production, distribution, consumption, and disposal of food within our current system.

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Gallery - Eating Innovation 2014

Gallery - Eating Innovation 2014 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Eating Innovation: the art, culture, science and business of entomophagy
Aug 26-28/2014  was a collaboration between the Future Food Salon Group and
the Montreal Space for Life Insectarium.

Discovery Gallery, Traces Exhibition, Conference Sessions, Wine & Cheese,
Future Food Salon Montreal and Big Bang Bug Banquet Aug 26-28, 2014 at
Espace pour la vie/Montreal Insectarium.
 

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Profiling consumers who are ready to adopt insects as a meat substitute in a Western society

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▶ Cooking on Mars - YouTube

Subscribe: http://dld.bz/cTXNx Go to channel: http://dld.bz/cSpcd +++++ We're going to Mars - but what are we going to eat? If we want to become a spacefarin...
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Drink, Eat, and Celebrate All Things Mezcal on Sept 14th

Drink, Eat, and Celebrate All Things Mezcal on Sept 14th | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Mezcal fans, get your copitas ready. On Sept. 14th all things mezcal will be celebrated at Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle, an extravaganza featuring pours...
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Don Bugito will also be on hand with insect-based treats because, hey, the more protein options the better.

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Bugs: Sustainable Food - UBCevents

Test your taste buds at this Ripple Lab on one of the most sustainable proteins we have: bugs. Packed with protein, not to mention vitamins and minerals, insects are a reliable, sustainable food source. Sample tasty recipes--yes, that means eating bu...
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Eat more cricket

Eat more cricket | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
So, are you down with entomophagy? That is, the eating of insects? A recent Slate article calls bugs "the most efficient source of protein imaginable." This...
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Insects and Bugs: The Universe of the Crawlies - Meet The Next 'Meat' and The Latest Food Trend of 2014

Insects and Bugs: The Universe of the Crawlies - Meet The Next 'Meat' and The Latest Food Trend of 2014 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects and bugs are the latest food trends to hit the food industry this year. Insects are crawling their way inside the most sophisticated restaurants in the world.

Via HOTLIX®
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Insects to Feed the World Conference 2014 - YouTube

The first international conference on insects for food and feed brought over 450 participants from 45 countries together to discuss the state of the art in e...
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The Early Adopters Of Insect Cuisine Will Be Young, Food-Curious Men

The Early Adopters Of Insect Cuisine Will Be Young, Food-Curious Men | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Are bugs on the verge of becoming a part of the Western mainstream diet?
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Winsten: No harm in ingesting insects

Winsten: No harm in ingesting insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Brevard Zoo director Keith Winsten responds to concerns with bug eating contest.
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The insect-eating revolution will not be bro-ified

The insect-eating revolution will not be bro-ified | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A study finds marginally more enthusiasm for eating bugs among the testosterone set. But, truly, entomophagy does not bow to gender.
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Entomoanthro to Host Edible Insects Conference: Detroit 2016!

Entomoanthro to Host Edible Insects Conference: Detroit 2016! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Big things are already in the works for me in my new city! Last week I attended the Eating Innovation Conference on Edible Insects in Montreal.  It was the first time I gave a talk to a group of...
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Tonight: The Food We Eat - Future Foods

Tonight: The Food We Eat - Future Foods | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
By 2050 the world’s population is estimated to reach over 9 billion, 30% larger than it currently is. If we continue to farm and eat the way we do today, we’d potentially need an additional landmass the size of Europe to produce enough food to meet the growing demand. So what does the future of food look like and how will we grow enough food for us all to eat in the years to come? Tonight investigates.
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Edible Bugs and Food Trucks at Greenfest - Foobooz

Edible Bugs and Food Trucks at Greenfest - Foobooz | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The 9th annual Greenfest Philly will be held this Sunday, September 7th, at Headhouse Square, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The region’s largest environmental festival, Greenfest will include eco-friendly options to munch and sip on. Among the highlights are a sustainably brewed beer garden, organic drinks, natural foods from food trucks and restaurants, plus edible bug treats.…
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Are crickets the next hot food? - IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za

Are crickets the next hot food? - IOL Lifestyle | IOL.co.za | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Washington - When you're on the frontier of food - a land full of experimentation - sometimes you have to sleep with the lights on.

Jakub Dzamba, a PhD candidate at McGill's architecture school, was experimenting with farming crickets in his Montreal apartment about a year and a half ago. He'd glued together plastic bottles into a contraption capable of storing the insects.

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