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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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Eat more insects – UN

Eat more insects – UN | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The latest weapon in the UN's fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now.
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Edible insects (and arachnids) - in pictures

Edible insects (and arachnids) - in pictures | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insects and arachnids are being hailed as an solution to the problem of a growing population. [IMG][/IMG]
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Crowds swarm to the Great Insect Fair | Penn State University

Crowds swarm to the Great Insect Fair | Penn State University | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Adventurous children could earn an "I ate an insect" sticker if they ate an insect at the edible insects booth. Here, wax moth larvae garnished pita chips with black bean corn salsa.

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Insects: They’re what’s for dinner!

Insects: They’re what’s for dinner! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
With a rapidly growing population, world leaders are rightly concerned about providing enough food for everyone.
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Bug protein and vertical forests: five world-changing ideas

Bug protein and vertical forests: five world-changing ideas | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
We've compiled 100 world-changing ideas, inventions and discoveries in a new issue, on newsstands now. Here are five:
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Bug à l’orange

Global demand for products derived from livestock is expected to more than double over the next 50 years, but livestock production already accounts for 70 per cent of all agricultural land use. Instead of eating steak and pork chops, in the future we might get more protein from what the United Nations calls “mini-livestock”—a.k.a. insects. Not only are they far less resource-intensive to farm, they have a surprisingly high meat yield: 80 per cent for crickets, compared with 55 per cent for beef and 70 for pork. Consuming insects is common in many developing and tropical countries, the UN notes, and is gaining acceptance in the West. Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant named the world’s best for the past three years by Restaurant magazine, has served ants, which taste of “seared lemon rind,” according to chef René Redzepi. As factory farming of large animals becomes increasingly expensive, we might see more gourmet bugs on dinner menus.

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Flash in the Pan

Flash in the Pan | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Moth mousse whipped with hazelnut milk. Cricket broth with a side of grasshopper garum sauce.
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Tapping into the wealth potential of insects

Tapping into the wealth potential of insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The experts have finally “discovered” what our forefathers knew all along; that eating insects is healthy.
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Yummy cicadas: sound appetizing?

Yummy cicadas: sound appetizing? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Here’s a novel way to deal with all those crunchy cicadas piling up in the driveway.
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Entomophagy: would you consider eating insects for dinner?

Entomophagy: would you consider eating insects for dinner? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization describes insects as a powerful weapon to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution.
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Getting serious making insects part of our diets

Getting serious making insects part of our diets | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C. --- A discussion and presentation this Wednesday, June 26, at the Royal Netherlands Embassy promises to shed more light on the importance of in
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www.girlmeetsbug.com

www.girlmeetsbug.com | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

It’s official: I have a book deal! Amazon Publishing, in all their worldly wisdom, has decided to give this insectivorous ink-slinger the opportunity of a lifetime: to tell the story of entomophagy as I know it.

If all goes according to plan, I’ll get to visit experts and projects in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and various places across the US. I’ll keep you posted via this blog, my Facebook page, and Twitter as things progress. It should be a pretty interesting journey.

The book won’t be available for awhile, since I haven’t even finished writing it yet, but if you’d like to be added to a mailing list for updates, releases, and other fun, secret, book-club-only stuff, email me at GirlMeetsBugTheBook@gmail.com. Also, if you have any questions, tips, suggestions, or just plain writing advice  , send ‘em there, too.

Thanks as always for your support and interest in this not-so-niche-anymore subject. See ya in the funny pages! (Because, hopefully, parts of the book will be funny. Ok, it didn’t really work; I just wanted to say it.)

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Children sample edible insects

Children sample edible insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Children at a UK primary school have been sampling edible insects to mark National Insect Week 2012.
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Aprile 521 | Abitare

Indice completo.
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EATING INSECTS
Saggio di / Essay by
Gianni-Emilio Simonetti,
Giulia Tacchini


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Edible Insects in Laos - thomaswanhoff - XMind: Professional & Powerful Mind Mapping Software

Edible Insects in Laos - thomaswanhoff - XMind: Professional & Powerful Mind Mapping Software | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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Entomophagy -- American restaurants with bugs and insects on their menus.

Entomophagy -- American restaurants with bugs and insects on their menus.
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Insects in greens not always cause for concern: Dubai Municipality

Insects in greens not always cause for concern: Dubai Municipality | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Dubai Municipality assures that a few insects in vegetables is not hazardous
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Don't let insects on the menu bug you - World - NZ Herald News

Don't let insects on the menu bug you - World - NZ Herald News | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
For every human on Earth, there are 40 tonnes of insects. They have a higher food conversion rate than even our fastest-growing livestock.
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3D food printer could solve food problems in space and on Earth - INSECTS protein-based.

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Good grub? Danish researchers win funding to show that insects can be delicious

Good grub? Danish researchers win funding to show that insects can be delicious | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A new Danish research project aims to promote the widespread adoption of insects in our diets by showing that bugs and grubs are not only good for you, but are also delicious.
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BusinessMirror - Entomophagy—UN solution to looming food crisis

BusinessMirror - Entomophagy—UN solution to looming food crisis | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The online version of the Philippines' leading business newspaper features virtually all the stories and statistical data available in the print edition.
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EcoMerge Project at Portland State University: Insects: The Other White Meat

EcoMerge Project at Portland State University: Insects: The Other White Meat | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
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11 Edible Insects and How to Eat Them - Real Food - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

11 Edible Insects and How to Eat Them - Real Food - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Slugs, snails, crickets oh my! Join Miles Olson as he shares the ins and outs of gathering edible bugs for food.
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