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Why Eat Bugs #6: No Mad Mealworm Diseas Eric Bescak's Online Journal

Why Eat Bugs #6: No Mad Mealworm Diseas  Eric Bescak's Online Journal | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

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However, bugs are often associated with disease. And there is good reason for that. Some insects can serve as biological taxis (like mosquitoes, ticks, flies) for blood-bourne diseases like malaria, chagas disease, lyme disease.

But we’re not eating mosquitoes, ticks, flies. At least, I’m not. But some people do. (I might.)

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Popular Swiss insect burgers fly off the shelves |

Popular Swiss insect burgers fly off the shelves | | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Geneva — A Swiss supermarket chain has started selling burgers and balls made from insects, a move being billed as a legal first in Europe.

Seven of Coop's nearly 2 500 stores in Switzerland are serving up the critter concoctions from Zurich-based food startup Essento. A broader launch is planned by year's end.

The bug burgers are made of rice, chopped vegetables, spices and mealworm larvae.
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You can now buy doughnuts sprinkled with edible insects

You can now buy doughnuts sprinkled with edible insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Crickets, in particular, contain vitamin B, zinc and five times as much magnesium as beef, as well as being a low-calorie source of protein and fibre.

They’re also a good source of omega 3, a rich iron source and a great non-dairy source of calcium.

If you’re salivating at the thought of some tasty crickets but aren’t keen on eating them like trail mix, then we’ve got some good news.

Doughnut Time AKA Aussie purveyors of sweet treats who finally came to our shores last month, are now selling a cricket-topped doughnut.
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Bush Bug Roulette

Bush Bug Roulette | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Bush Bug Roulette
Bush Bug Roulette is the ideal gift for someone who is always up for a bit of a challenge. Perfect for playing at a house party or when family are around...it is the ultimate test to see if people can face their fears and do something daring!

For those that see celebrities eating bugs on the TV and always say how much better they could do, this is the perfect way for them to eat their words and prove it! Simply gather a bunch of family or friends, spin the spinner and face the eating challenge.

The set includes crickets, mealworms and locusts (all insects have been produced to the highest standards for human consumption. All moisture has been removed so the insects are fragile and may break).

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Ils veulent vous faire aimer "les fruits de terre" en farine d'insectes

Ils veulent vous faire aimer "les fruits de terre" en farine d'insectes | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Ils avaient fait le buzz début novembre en faisant goûter un burger aux pois chiches et aux vers de farine à Mounir Mahjoubi, secrétaire d’État auprès du Premier ministre, chargé du Numérique,  lors du salon Food Use Tech, à Dijon.  Intégrée au programme d'accélération dijonnais de Vitagora, Accelerise, la start-up "Les fruits de terre" s'est spécialisée dans la conception de steaks à base... de farines d’insectes. 

 

Charlotte Allix, et Adrien Lamblin, respectivement directrice recherche et développement et président de la jeune start-up nous présente dans nos éditions abonnés leur concept qui veut faire sauter la barrière psychologique et vous faire consommer des vers... pardon des fruits de terre.
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Portland brownies with a secret ingredient: Crickets

Portland brownies with a secret ingredient: Crickets | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Charles Wilson has created what may be the holy grail for chocoholics – a yummy, moist, low-sugar, gluten-free brownie with a concept that's just off-putting enough to make it un-bingeable.

The not-so-secret ingredient in his Cricket Flours brand brownie mix is crickets — yes, actual crickets – milled into a fine powder. Each brownie contains the equivalent of about 12 crickets and double the protein of a standard serving.

A 2013 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that some 2 billion people incorporate insects into their diets, and expansion of the practice would have health, environmental and economic benefits worldwide.
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BUG GRUB: Join the I'm A Celeb stars with your very own home bushtrucker trial

BUG GRUB: Join the I'm A Celeb stars with your very own home bushtrucker trial | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
And my idea of an exotic meal is deciding whether to order a chicken jalfrezi or vindaloo down at my local curry house.

So the thought of chomping down on crazy critters from the Outback like the stars from ITV’s I’m A Celebrity leaves me in a cold sweat.

I’m not alone – this year’s contestants are already living in fear of the mad morsels they may be forced to eat as part of the challenges in the Jungle.

Football hardman Dennis Wise and Hollyoaks’ Jamie Lomas both admit that their worst nightmare would be tucking into an animal’s penis.
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London chef serves schoolgirls cricket crepes and bug burgers

London chef serves schoolgirls cricket crepes and bug burgers | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The menu includes curried cauliflower and cricket pakoras and black ant and chilli cheese paté for starters.

For mains there was a high protein bug burger made with mealworms, crickets, and grasshoppers. And for dessert, the chef prepared cricket crepes with chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, and bug praline. Tasty!

"It's not difficult to make a tasty meal using edible insects," Holcroft said. "You can be really creative with the way insects are incorporated within a meal." For instance, they can be used as decoration, or even as flour.
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ENTOMO FARMS - The Cube In Focus - YouTube

Introducing Darren Goldin, the co-founder of Entomo Farms - An alternative protein company that raises and processes insects into a form of protein powder!
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Food Wars: A New Hop

Food Wars: A New Hop | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Obtaining and Sustaining Protein Alternatives

The demand for high-quality, sustainable protein alternatives is predicted to skyrocket over the coming years. Yes, there are known substitute protein sources, such as algae proteins or cultured meat, but they have limitations of their own. Algae protein is infamous for its heavily distinctive taste, and cultured meat is at least a decade (if not more) away from becoming commercially viable. These are not the only recognized sources of alternative protein. Insect protein is drawing a great deal of attention – crickets in particular – although these are also accompanied by their own set of problems. Crickets possess a very distinct smell and flavor which is hard to mask, making them a complicated ingredient with which to work.
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Ten course edible insect dinner in Brooklyn

Ten course edible insect dinner in Brooklyn | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Ten course edible insect dinner in Brooklyn
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epa06329001 Gusano worms on top of fluke crudo with gusano salt are served during a ten course dinner of dishes featuring edible insects created by chef Joseph Yoon, of the company Diner Echo and the group Brooklyn Bugs, at the Brooklyn Kitchen, in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 13 November 2017 (issued 14 November). Yoon, who runs a high end catering and private chef business, became interested in edible insects earlier this year, both as a creative endeavor as a chef and because of the potential long term positive ecological impact of promoting insects as food. He works to make appetizing and visually appealing dishes with various insects including scorpions, hornets, mealworms, crickets, and grasshoppers. The dinner was co-organized and hosted by the adventurous eating club, 'Gastronauts'. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE ATTENTION: This Image is part of a PHOTO SET
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Paleodiet and edible insects

Paleodiet and edible insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Being insects an excellent and indisputable protein source (among other things, destined to be increasingly “in vogue” with the passing of time), we may reflect that their use as food could belong to an even older tradition respect what we already imagine.

The Paleodiet for example, the typical Paleolithic diet, has its foundations in that period before the discovery of agriculture and stockbreeding: this diet goes back more than 10,000 years ago, and according to experts, the foods consumed at that time would be only those that could be collected or hunted (so insects as well!).

Authors like Voegtlin, Eaton or Cordain argue that the diet would evolve in too narrow times to allow our organism to adapt genetically to “new” foods such as legumes, cereals, dairy products and refined sugars, blaming them even to be the cause of all the illnesses of our millennium: in their view, a return to more ancestral food can only benefit our body. The foods “admitted” in line with this theory would be: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, seeds, nuts, roots, tubers (topinambur, daikon, dandelion, parnsip or sweet potatoes), herbs, fungi and algae.
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NPD Tracker - Oppo healthy ice cream; Essento Insect Bar; Orkla reduced-sugar Risifrutti

NPD Tracker - Oppo healthy ice cream; Essento Insect Bar; Orkla reduced-sugar Risifrutti | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Swiss retailer Coop adds third Essento edible insect variety

Coop, the Swiss retailer, has added to the range of edible insect products it is selling.

The products, created by Zurich-based start-up firm Essento, are now available in 12 of Coop's stores.

Since last August, Coop has been selling Essento flour worm burgers and meatballs.

The Insect Bar is made from natural ingredients - crickets, dates, apples, sultanas and cranberries - and sells for CHF3.60 (US$3.60).

Silvio Baselgia, responsible for fresh produce at Coop, said: "The trend is for healthy snacks, which allow you to quickly fill up energy bars. The energy bars respond perfectly to this demand and insects, by their pleasant taste and their high nutritional values, integrate perfectly with their composition. "
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Why killing crickets is morally ok | SENS Cricket Flour Bars

Why killing crickets is morally ok |  SENS Cricket Flour Bars | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
I think most people would agree that harming anything that can suffer or feel pain is a negative thing. Unfortunately, our current food and agricultural industries contributes to this bad practice regularly. So what can a person do if she wants to reduce the inhumane treatment of animals while getting all the nutritional benefits that animal foods provide? The answer lies in the insect kingdom.
Are they sentient creatures? Do they feel pain?
Whether an organism is sentient or not has a big impact on how humans think about it and how they treat it. That’s why, at least for vegans, plants are ok to eat, but animals are not. Insects are sort of a special case in this sense, because while they belong to the animal category, their sentience is still up for debate.
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13 life lessons I learnt from farming insects

13 life lessons I learnt from farming insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
I’ve been involved in the edible insects and insect farming industry for more than five years now. This journey began when I started farming insects in my dorm room, a single box of hundred mealworms. Since then, I learnt every day about edible insects, got and seized many opportunities. I’ve been lucky to meet all the movers and shakers of the industry from speaking in Detroit and Paris, attending workshops and conferences in Wageningen, Madrid and Rome without forgetting how it feels to work with your dad and amazing teams in France and China.
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Keep Calm and Take a Bite of Your Cricket Cookie UW-Madison Events Calendar

Keep Calm and Take a Bite of Your Cricket Cookie UW-Madison Events Calendar | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Next time you encounter an insect, consider its nutritional value before you swat at it! Join WUD Cuisine as we host PhD student Valerie Stull from the Nelson Institute for a discussion regarding insects and their potential role in food. We will be talking about microlivestock farming and its potential as a sustainable and inexpensive means of improving food security in rural areas. Don't believe us? Taste a cricket cookie during the discussion! Featuring Valerie Stull's Presentation:  Let them eat bugs!    Insects and the Search for Sustainable Protein   Have you ever intentionally eaten an insect?   If not, maybe you should!    Global food security is pressured on all sides by a changing climate, a growing population, inequitable food distribution, and widespread poverty.  
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Post-Dining lives the bug life - The Adelaide Review

Post-Dining lives the bug life - The Adelaide Review | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
From Fringe shows showcasing immersive sensory dining experiences to selling desserts featuring edible insects at pop-up stalls, the Post Dining team have made a significant impact in a short amount of time.
The guiding principle of Post Dining is to ‘reimagine dining’. The duo (that consists of Stephanie Daughtry and Hannah Rohrlach) will showcase this at their upcoming stall at Bowerbird Bazaar — which follows a three-week residency at the Central Market earlier this year — where they will sell brownies, shortbread and rocky roads but with an insect twist. Daughtry says she was surprised with how confronted people were by their desserts at the Central Market.
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Insects, the future staple of humanity?

Insects, the future staple of humanity? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Imagine that you and your family walk into a Chinese restaurant, open the menu and find that the favorite home-cooked dishes are replaced by ‘insect feast’. You feel no appetite and order a bowl of noodles, but flour is made from various insects powder, and even rice is replaced with the termite egg by ‘unknown damn guy’… After reading here, maybe you feel creepy. But, this is not a science-fiction story. Do not think that the scene of Bell Grieds’ swallowing of spiders in the wild is far away from you. In the near future, insects will emerge on people’s tables.
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What to do in Bangkok this weekend, Nov. 17-18, plus one cheeky art opening tonight | Coconuts Bangkok

What to do in Bangkok this weekend, Nov. 17-18, plus one cheeky art opening tonight | Coconuts Bangkok | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Though there are always endless options for things to do in Bangkok, here are our top picks for this weekend.
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Expanding Your Horizons | 4ento

Expanding Your Horizons | 4ento | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

But how to make a good impression with something so misinterpreted, so unsexy and rejected like INSECTS? It is to hard to sell , when insects are something that most people fail to show any affection or concern?

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Cooking with Bugs: Mealworm Grilled Cheese!

Cooking with Bugs: Mealworm Grilled Cheese! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
You are probably wondering if you read that headline correctly. We are here to tell you that bugs can not only be delicious when prepared the right way, they are also the food group of the future!  

Eating insects is the future of food because they: 

1.  are a sustainable food source.

2.  are a good source of protein. 

3.  have been used for food in cultures around the world for thousands of years. 

4.  are in many of the packaged food you consume already! Read more here.

Just to show you how easy it is to incorporate bugs into the dishes you love, check out our new series of cooking videos featuring Chef Joseph Yoon. 
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Exo and Tiny Farms—hope to leverage the humble cricket and make it the next great protein #MAEKAN

Exo and Tiny Farms—hope to leverage the humble cricket and make it the next great protein #MAEKAN | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

From stadium concession stands to DIY mealworm farms, edible insects have been making headlines in the last couple of years. But bugs are not just another viral food trend—they could potentially be the answer to the world’s growing food security problems. Edible insects are, after all, a sustainable food source that is both as good for us as it is for the planet.
Two companies—Exo and Tiny Farms—hope to leverage the humble cricket and make it the next great protein. But while many cultures around the world eat insects, Western countries are finding the concept a little harder to swallow. Could companies like cricket protein bar producer Exo and cricket flour supplier Tiny Farms be the next step towards bugs in our diet?

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Bees, edible insects and vegetarians - Dani Jump - legendary tour guide in Siem Reap, Cambodia - YouTube

Cambodia is a hotspot of entomophagy in the world. Psa Leu is the market in Siem Reap where you can see everything available to human consumption. And Dani Jump, the legendary tour guide can explain everything to you. Some impressions and a talk.
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NPD Tracker - Hain adds to UK soup range; Oppo healthy ice cream; Essento Insect Bar; Orkla reduced-sugar Risifrutti

NPD Tracker - Hain adds to UK soup range; Oppo healthy ice cream; Essento Insect Bar; Orkla reduced-sugar Risifrutti | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Swiss retailer Coop adds third Essento edible insect variety

Coop, the Swiss retailer, has added to the range of edible insect products it is selling.

The products, created by Zurich-based start-up firm Essento, are now available in 12 of Coop's stores.

Since last August, Coop has been selling Essento flour worm burgers and meatballs.

The Insect Bar is made from natural ingredients - crickets, dates, apples, sultanas and cranberries - and sells for CHF3.60 (US$3.60).

Silvio Baselgia, responsible for fresh produce at Coop, said: "The trend is for healthy snacks, which allow you to quickly fill up energy bars. The energy bars respond perfectly to this demand and insects, by their pleasant taste and their high nutritional values, integrate perfectly with their composition. "

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Plongez dans un nouveau monde de saveurs

Plongez dans un nouveau monde de saveurs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Appétit éveillé? Vous trouverez les produits d’Essento dans les magasins suivants:
Coop Sihlcity (Zurich) 
Coop Südpark (Bâle)
Coop Wankdorf (Berne)
Coop Stadttor (Winterthour)
Coop Canobbio Resega (Lugano)
Coop Grancy (Lausanne)
Coop Eaux-Vives (Genève)
et sur coop@home

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Coop Switzerland Launches Energy Bars Made From Insects | ESM Magazine

Coop Switzerland Launches Energy Bars Made From Insects | ESM Magazine | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Coop Switzerland has followed up the launch of burgers and meatballs developed from insects last August with ‘Insect Bars’, a range of energy bars made from dried crickets, along with dates, apples, sultanas and cranberries.

The bars have been developed by Essento, the same Swiss startup that developed the burgers and meatballs, which were developed from mealworms.

"The trend is for healthy snacks, which allow you to quickly fill up, said Silvio Baselgia, fresh produce manager at Coop. “These energy bars respond perfectly to this demand and insects, via their pleasant taste and their high nutritional values, integrate perfectly with this composition.”

Expanded Offer

Since the launch of the Essento range in the summer, just seven outlets have been selling the burgers and meatballs, due to the low availability of edible insects, however following this launch, this has now been extended to twelve, including stores in Zurich, Lusanne, Geneva, Neuchatel, Basel, Bern and other locations.
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A Fine Dining Experience...with Insects - Made in Shoreditch Magazine

A Fine Dining Experience...with Insects - Made in Shoreditch Magazine | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Crické Executive Chef and Culinary Lab Head Marco Parrinello is the mind behind this Mediterranean-inspired six-courses menu, in which crickets, black ants, and bamboo worms are the special secret ingredients.

Expect burrata with black-ant caviar, pasta made with cricket flour, cricket falafels and a mealworm dessert. The menu is paired with a special Tuscany wine selection singled out by Enoteca Pomaio’s sommeliers.

Have a look at the entire food menu and book your place via this link: http://www.crickefood.com/events/cricke-fine-insect-dinner/
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