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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All Cricket, No BULL...: Cricket Flour Recipes: Charles B. Wilson

All Cricket, No BULL...: Cricket Flour Recipes [Charles B. Wilson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Welcome to the first edition of our new recipe book titled, “All Cricket, No BULL…” from CricketFlours.com. This book was inspired by our desire to bring some of our favorite family recipes to your kitchen using a sustainable and environmentally-friendly source of protein and nutrition: Cricket Flour. The inspiration behind these recipes is to deliver delicious recipes that inspire your taste buds and motivate you to try incorporating cricket flour into some of your favorite meals. This first release contains just a few of the recipes and creations we have worked on. While we are creating more recipes each week
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Edible insects in Afric An introduction to finding, using and eating insects.

Edible insects in Afric An introduction to finding, using and eating insects. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Summary: Edible insects are a common ingredient in traditional dishes in many parts of Africa, a continent with more than 250 potentially edible insect species. As the world’s population continues to grow, there is renewed interest in the use of insects as human food. Insects provide animal protein of good quality, and they are rich in lipids and macronutrients. The many edible insect species – an accessible and affordable source of ...
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Des aliments encore discrets sur les tables françaises

Des aliments encore discrets sur les tables françaises | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Si manger des insectes ne se fait pas au quotidien en France, certains acteurs tentent leur chance.
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EU citizens should eat more insects, says industry

EU citizens should eat more insects, says industry | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

The mealworm, silkworms, the housefly and the black soldier fly are some of the insects Europeans should have as a natural part of their diet in the future as they are a good source for protein, says the insects sector.

Ana C. Day's insight:

"The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) wants to promote insects as a source for animal protein for both human consumption and animal feed."

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Insects as food: Potential hazards and research needs

Insects as food: Potential hazards and research needs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The consumption of insects or eat bugs, is a common practice in some parts of the world (Africa, Asia, Latin America), where it may become part of the traditional food culture. To meet the challeng...
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Tous les insectes ne sont pas bons a manger (article publié par RiskAssur-hebdo)

Tous les insectes ne sont pas bons a manger (article publié par RiskAssur-hebdo) | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Manger des insectes va devenir une n�cessit� pour nourrir plus de 9 milliards de personnes avec ce que la terre pourra produire.

Dans cette perspective, l�Organisation des Nations unies pour l�alimentation et l�agriculture, la FAO, s�est prononc�e. RiskAssur publie sur son site internet (en https, protégé par un certificat émit par Thawte) des informations au quotidien, abordant des sujets – notamment - d'assurance, de finance, des banque, de maîtrise des risques (riskmanagement), mais égalemen
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California Drought Won't Keep Us From Showering, Make Us Eat Insects

California Drought Won't Keep Us From Showering, Make Us Eat Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Which in turn has sparked many columns about growing and eating insects, as many parts of the world do, instead of consuming animal protein. In a recap of the trend projections for 2015, many food pundits named insect protein as one of the hot trends for the year. I, for one, doubt that will become mainstream. Writing about eating bugs is great to attract social media interest and followers; but to eat them is another thing altogether. And then there is the science.
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Gare aux insectes dans vos assiettes !

Gare aux insectes dans vos assiettes ! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Alors que des organisations internationales misent sur les petites bêtes pour nourrir la planète, les autorités sanitaires françaises appellent à poursuivre les recherches sur les risques et les bénéfices de ces nouveaux aliments.
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Consommation d’insectes : état des lieux des dangers potentiels et des besoins de recherche | ANSES - Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail

La consommation d’insectes, ou entomophagie, est une pratique très répandue dans certaines parties du monde (Afrique, Asie, Amérique latine), où elle peut faire partie de la culture alimentaire traditionnelle. Pour relever le défi de nourrir la planète en 2030, l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) s’est prononcée en faveur du développement de l’élevage d’insectes à grand échelle. Dans la perspective d’un possible développement de ces produits en Europe ou en France, l’Anses a réalisé un état des lieux des connaissances scientifiques sur les risques liés à la consommation d’insectes. Dans l’avis qu’elle publie ce jour, elle fait l’inventaire des dangers potentiels véhiculés par les insectes et des besoins de recherche sur cette question.

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Une mise en garde pour la consommation d'insectes.

Une mise en garde pour la consommation d'insectes. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Alors que la consommation d'insectes, source de protéines, suscite actuellement un intérêt en Europe, voire un engouement, l'Anses rappelle que les insectes présentent certains points de vigilance. L'Anses souligne aussi que « le développement de filières de production d'insectes, depuis l'élevage jusqu'à l'abattage, doit amener à se poser la question du bien-être animal, celui-ci ayant été jusqu'à présent très peu exploré chez la plupart des invertébrés. »

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Top 10 Tasty Edible Insects

Top 10 Tasty Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
As any Entomophage (eater of insects) would tell you, these ten bugs are not just pests… they’re good for eating at dinner! In many cases people started eating these insects out of necessity, but these days they’ve become a delicacy. Read on to discover these top ten delicious and tasty insects that you will not be able to resist.
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The Bug Shack at TEDx and other events

The Bug Shack at TEDx and other events | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Dr Jenny Josephs, founder of The Bug Shack has been invited to talk about edible insects at TEDx Southampton University. She will also be hosting a breakout session where visitors can try some delicious bug snacks and ask questions about entomophagy. You can book tickets from the Nuffield Theatre website.
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Infographic: Edible Insects

Infographic: Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Infographic project for Ms. Finley's AP Environmental Science class at Garfield High School.
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Demand for ‘natural’ drives Europe’s food colouring growth

Demand for ‘natural’ drives Europe’s food colouring growth | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
"In recent times, suppliers have looked to find an alternative to carmine, a natural colour obtained by crushing cochineal insects. Carmine produces a vibrant red colour and is stable for use in a range of applications; however the way it is derived can be off-putting to consumers, meaning an alternative is required,” added George at Euromonitor.

There has been extensive research carried out by several companies to find an alternative, however to date no company has identified a substitute which can match all the properties of carmine, he said.
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The Rise Of The Incredible Edible Insect

The Rise Of The Incredible Edible Insect | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Start-ups are marketing an unlikely new protein. It’s nutrient-rich, all natural, and six-legged.
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Cricket craze: Oregon company building business on edible insect

Cricket craze: Oregon company building business on edible insect | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
An Oregon company is selling protein and baking powders made from whole ground crickets - part of a larger national craze.
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Producers call for change to EU feed law to allow insect protein - EU Food Law

Producers call for change to EU feed law to allow insect protein - EU Food Law | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A new producer group, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) is calling for a change in EU feed and slaughter legislation to allow the use of insects as a protein in animal feed such as fishmeal.
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Euro Consultants supports Little Food

Euro Consultants supports Little Food | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Little Food is an awesome ecological project led by Maïté Mercier, Raphaël Dupriez and Nikolaas Viaene, three bioengineers. They produce, prepare and promote crickets as a sustainable, healthy and delicious food source. Their concept is based on four guiding principles: circular economy, urban agriculture, short circuits and transparency.

Looking to optimize their output, professionalize the insect’s
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Panel to discuss insects as a human food source | Penn State University

Panel to discuss insects as a human food source | Penn State University | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A panel of experts will discuss the use of edible insects to attain greater global food security, from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 21, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus of Penn State. “Creepy, Crawly, Crunchy: Can Insects Feed the Future?” will focus on insects as a nontraditional livestock, potential barriers to insect rearing and insect eating, or entomophagy, in the developed and developing world. The program is free and open to the public and also will be available for viewing live online.
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Jungle Bar: On A Mission To Normalize Edible Insects!

Jungle Bar: On A Mission To Normalize Edible Insects! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
I'm one of the guys behind Jungle Bar, a protein bar made with dates, sesame, sunflower & pumpkin seeds, chocolate and Cricket flour (our special insect ingredient).

We are using insects in Jungle Bar because of sustainability issues but most importantly, because our bars taste mighty fine!

Check out our Kickstarter and decide for yourself if you have what it takes to taste the future of food.
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Surging interest in edible insects prompts safety review

Surging interest in edible insects prompts safety review | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A pan-European list outlining the pros and cons of different insect species, their nutritional content and environmental impact is needed says ANSES.
ANSES reviewed current scientific opinion on the safety of insects in both human food and animal feed, concluding that key data is still unknown.

"This work has highlighted the lack of available scientific data on issues such as the environmental impact of the production of insects compared with other protein sources (particularly regarding the carbon footprint and energy impact), and the nutritional value of different species of insects and insect products," said the review in French . 
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Le Journal de Julien Binz, les Nouvelles Gastronomiques d'Alsace

Le Journal de Julien Binz, les Nouvelles Gastronomiques d'Alsace | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Dans le Journal de Julien Binz, lisez les Nouvelles Gastronomiques d'Alsace, retrouvez toute l'actualité des chefs de cuisine distingués par les guides, mais aussi de tous les acteurs de l...
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Inside The Edible Insect Industrial Complex

Inside The Edible Insect Industrial Complex | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
As humans eat more bugs, a $20 million industry has sprung upcomplete with edible insect business consultants.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"Each morning after arriving at his office in Youngstown, Ohio, Kevin Bachhubersteps into the 5,000-square-foot warehouse and listens to his crickets chirping. The owner and founder of Big Cricket Farms, which raises insects exclusively for human consumption, Bachhuber knows that the frequency and sound of crickets’ chirps can be an indicator of their well-being. And in order for his brand-new company to survive, so must the crickets. At least for now."

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Carminic acid World Consumption Report #cochinilla #cochineal #cochenille

Carminic acid World Consumption Report #cochinilla #cochineal #cochenille | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
This carminic acid World Consumption Report provides data on the net consumption of carminic acid Chemicals in each of the countries listed. The Chemicals covered (carminic acid) are classified by the Chemical Registry, EC, EU, CAS, or other coding system. In addition, where available this consumption is further analysed by Application or End User sector.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"The carminic acid World Consumption Report gives 6 pages of data for each of over 200 countries plus thousands of database tables and spreadsheets. The Chemical World Consumption Reports cost £2950. Online delivery 24 hours. This report specifications: All carminic acid (EC_215-023-3) Products covered, over 200 Countries covered, 2119 pages, 5882 spreadsheets, 5773 database tables, 576 diagrams & maps. Contents change for each edition."

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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!

Non, non, il ne s'agit pas d'une fourmi baladeuse dans votre assiette à pique-nique, ni d'une coccinelle perdue sur la feuille de salade, mais de vrais insectes comestibles qui ont pour vocation d'être mangés. Ou plutôt croqués, parce que les criquets et les sauterelles sont du genre croustillant.

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