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.
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! …
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.…
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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