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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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Bugging You

Bugging You | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

An Ontario company puts insects on the menu 


Goldin has a theory that, in an evolutionary sense, humans are instinctually inclined to eat insects. “I started thinking that maybe there’s something deep in our programming, where we know that this is right,” he says, as he butters a biscuit.

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The Edible Insect - Mealworm Farm Prototype - Week 1 - YouTube

The initial stock of pet grade mealworms have arrived and this is the prototype habitat / farm we have built to raise and breed the mealworms. We chose stain...
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Vous reprendrez bien un peu de vers de farine ?

Vous reprendrez bien un peu de vers de farine ? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Issue de l’unité d’entomologie de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech de l’ULg, la spin-off Entomofood a vu le jour en ce début d’année 2015. Première unité de
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Growing appetite for edible insects, eco-friendly protein

Growing appetite for edible insects, eco-friendly protein | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.
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"“Insects are viewed as what ruins food – a roach in your soup, a fly in your salad. That’s the biggest obstacle – the ick factor,” said Daniella Martin, an author of a book on eating insects and the “Girl Meets Bug” blogger, referring to the feeling of distaste some consumers might feel."

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Crickets Are Not a Free Lunch, Protein Conversion Rates May Be Overestimated

Crickets Are Not a Free Lunch, Protein Conversion Rates May Be Overestimated | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Some practitioners of entomophagy believe that raising insects for consumption by humans will help solve world hunger problems. Crickets and other insects, they say, are able to convert plant matte...
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"“Everyone assumes that crickets — and other insects — are the food of the future given their high feed conversion relative to livestock,” Dr. Parrella said. “However, there is very little data to support this, and this article shows the story is far more complex.”"

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EntoCall | Edible Insect Community

EntoCall | Edible Insect Community | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

EntoCall will be a recurrent international teleconference, serving the burgeoning edible insect industry.  Fully moderated calls will last approximately 1 hour and feature a different speaker each call.    Call participants will have the opportunity to engage with the speaker after their talk and address unrelated issues in an open discussion forum later in the call.  Speakers will hail from as many industrial, international, academic, and regulatory perspectives as we can manage.  

Each EntoCall will be hosted through GoToMeeting.  More call access information will be provided soon.  Each call will be recorded and available at a later date.  Please contact us if you would like to request a transcript.

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#Entomophagy community: EntoCall announces our 1st teleconference on April 29th with Pat Crowley of @chapul Sign up: entocall.org 

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94 Are Edible Insects the Future of Food For Yoga Freaks - YouTube

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San Francisco kitchen crawl could get you protein boost with edible insects | Toronto Star

San Francisco kitchen crawl could get you protein boost with edible insects | Toronto Star | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
While eating bugs are a tough sell for Westerners, the United Nations has been promoting edible insects as a way to improve nutrition and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
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"Across San Francisco Bay inside at a kitchen in Berkeley, Megan Miller and her assistants shape clumps of orange-ginger cookie dough, carefully arrange them up on a tray and slip them in an oven. The key ingredient: flour made from ground-up crickets.

Miller’s startup, Bitty Foods, sells its cricket-based cookies and baked goods online and at upscale grocery stores. Many of its customers are moms looking for a healthy snack for their kids."

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'Entopreneurs' Feed Appetite for Edible Insects - YouTube

A growing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses that sell foods made from crickets, mealworms and other edible insects. The demand is straining s...
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Growing appetite for edible insects a tough sell in U.S.

Growing appetite for edible insects a tough sell in U.S. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Upstarts trying to persuade more Americans to eat bugs, which can be produced with fewer resources than other sources of animal protein
Ana C. Day's insight:

"The United Nations has been promoting edible insects as a way to improve nutrition, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and create jobs in insect production. The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said that grasshoppers, ants and other members of the insect world are an underutilized food for people, livestock and pets. At least 2 billion people worldwide already eat insects as part of their diet, according to the 2013 FAO report."

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'Entopreneurs' Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects

'Entopreneurs' Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects. These upstarts are trying to persuade more Americans to...
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Quels sont les risques à consommer des insectes ? - SciencePost

Quels sont les risques à consommer des insectes ? - SciencePost | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Toujours assez marginale dans notre culture, mais déjà développée dans certaines régions du monde comme en Asie, en Afrique ou encore en Amérique Latine, la consommation d’insectes est considérée comme l’alimentation de demain. Premier état des lieux de ce qu’on sait et ce qu’on ignore. Selon les experts, l’humanité se dirige petit à petit vers …
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Bientôt des beignets de criquets ou des sauterelles grillées au menu

Bientôt des beignets de criquets ou des sauterelles grillées au menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Les insectes comestibles ont le vent en poupe, certains les trouvent même délicieux. Il parait aussi que c'est bon pour la santé!
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Episode 45 - Time to Eat Worms - Insect Gastronomy with C-fu Foods - Food Startups Podcast

Episode 45 - Time to Eat Worms - Insect Gastronomy with C-fu Foods - Food Startups Podcast | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
It is time that you know about insect gastronomy. The world is not sustainable with such a high diet of beef. Right now, there are 1900 known edible insects or at least 1900 flavors! I had a great time learning from...
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Would you eat insects? - YouTube

Finding insects in a dish tends to have a certain effect on westerners. However, they are an abundant, sustainable protein source and two billion people eat ...
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L’alimentation de demain

L’alimentation de demain | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

De même, s’il apparaît évident que nous devons réduire notre consommation de viande pour des raisons à la fois éthiques, écologiques et sanitaires, il faut imaginer que demain, nos assiettes contiendront des aliments que nous jugeons aujourd’hui… étonnants. Nous deviendrons tous végétariens ou nous irons vers des sources de protéines animales différentes, estime Delphine Goffin. Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (ULg) vient d’ailleurs de mettre sur pied une unité de production d’insectes via sa spin-off Entomofood qui devrait assurer la mise sur le marché de quelque 50 tonnes annuelles de vers de farine et grillons destinés à l’alimentation animale et humaine. Preuve s’il en est qu’en matière d’innovation, le vers est dans le fruit.

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▶ China Insect Protein Market Research Report 2015 - YouTube

View Complete Report @ http://goo.gl/2rBwjs "Market Research of Insect Protein in China Edition (1)" report provides market situation of mealworm in China (S...
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Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand

Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Many Thais, and others around the world, eat insects. An entrepreneur is trying to expand the market in Thailand by bringing deep-fried insects off the street and into convenience and gourmet shops.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"On the streets of Bangkok, you can buy just about any kind of food you can imagine. And more you probably don't want to. Pad Thai, spicy stir-fried shrimp with noodles, thick red chicken curries would fall into the first category. Fried silkworm larvae, grasshoppers or stir-fried bees might fall into the latter."

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The Edible Insect - Step 3 - Beetle Mania - YouTube

Published on Apr 10, 2015
The prototype mealworm farm has now started producing darkling beetles.
Have a look at the experimental "beetle sorter" that I have been playing with and the different substrates I am placing the beetles in so they can get "jiggy with it"!
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Eat Crickets, Save World

Eat Crickets, Save World | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Ucsb Bren School Students’ ‘Slightly Nutty’ Project Makes Insect Cuisine More Sustainable.
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"After an initial test of black soldier fly larvae, the team switched to crickets, which had emerged in 2010 as an insect protein of choice because of the plentiful pet store infrastructure that existed for feeding pet lizards and frogs. Better yet, the nutritional and sustainability impacts are staggering: cricket flour offers at least twice as much protein as beef, more iron than spinach, and as much B12 as salmon, yet you can grow six times as much of it than beef with the same amount of feed."

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'Entopreneurs' feed growing appetite for edible insects

'Entopreneurs' feed growing appetite for edible insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms…
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Bay Area 'Entopreneurs' Feed Growing Appetite For Edible Insects

Bay Area 'Entopreneurs' Feed Growing Appetite For Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.

These upstarts are trying to persuade more Americans to eat bugs, which can be produced with less land, food and water than other sources of animal protein."

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Insects not just for looks, they’re found on the menu

Insects not just for looks, they’re found on the menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Kingsville – In addition to looking at insects, guests at Powell Gardens will have a chance to taste them.
Insect chef Stephanie Kemp talked about some of her favorite treats against the backdrop of the blue morpho butterfly show at the gardens.
“I make a mealworm cheeseball that’s pretty good,” she said, “and a chocolate chip cookie made with cricket flour.”
Kemp, Powell’s youth education coordinator, expressed doubt about having to push away throngs of people, but expects a few nibbles at the sample table, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 28 and 29.
“Usually, the kids are more adventurous than the adults,” she said.
The cookies are a favorite.
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Regulations Surrounding Entomophagy:

Regulations Surrounding Entomophagy: | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Jarrod Goldin, one of the founders of Next Millennium Farms, speaks about the incredible entomophagy movement gaining popularity.  Next Millennium farms is leading the protein revolution with a new,...
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Top 50 Edible Insects List | Edible Bug Farm

Top 50 Edible Insects List | Edible Bug Farm | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
An A-to-Z edible insects list, showing 50 of the best from over 2,000 edible insects recorded across the world.
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