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.
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Tyler: Entomophagy | Eating Insects (Thought Café Today) - YouTube

In this episode of Thought Café Today, Tyler talks us through the practice of entomophagy—or eating bugs—and why it may be the next step in humanity’s culinary journey. Don’t miss the chance to see Tyler chomping down on some crispy insects!

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From fried insects to coffee with BUTTER: The weird and wonderful foods we will all be eating this summer.

From fried insects to coffee with BUTTER: The weird and wonderful foods we will all be eating this summer. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
5. It’s a bug’s life 

Creepy-crawlies are fast growing in popularity as protein rich insects are becoming firm fixtures in restaurant menus. 

Entomophagy – the practice of eating insects - remains common in some parts of the world with at least two billion people worldwide eating insects, the Food and Agriculture Organisation at the UN reported. 
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ALDENTO : Dégustation ce vendredi 03 avril à la Ferme à l'Arbre de Liège

ALDENTO : Dégustation ce vendredi 03 avril à la Ferme à l'Arbre de Liège | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A la veille de ce merveilleux week-end de Pâques, nous vous donnons rdv à la Ferme à l'Arbre à Liège.
Venez-y découvrir nos pâtes fraîches artisanales enrichies à la farine de Tenebrio Molitor.
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Cricket flour bake-off panel of judges

Cricket flour bake-off panel of judges | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
The cricket flour bake off is around the corner!  April 7th will be here so soon!  I am thrilled at the panel of judges that are coming together for this event.  We seriously have superstars from Detroit's food community as well as WSU powerhouses joining us.  I felt the best way to convey how starstruck they make me was to put together this poster:
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There’s a Bug in my soup…Edible Insects?! | SFPFS

There’s a Bug in my soup…Edible Insects?! | SFPFS | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

The Future of Food: Find out what’s behind the hype about edible insects and why you should be trying them. Three panelists will explain why eating insects is such a good idea, and share their experiences with farming, preparing and marketing food items using edible insects.

Dinner and Networking: 6 pm
Program Starts: 6:30 pm

Veritable Vegetable 
1545 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

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Shailene Woodley Eats Bugs, Calls Insects the 'Future of Food'

Shailene Woodley Eats Bugs, Calls Insects the 'Future of Food' | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Shailene Woodley is keeping her hippy persona alive thanks to her recent quotes about eating all types of bugs.

After a series of oddball interviews and her stroll through New York City barefoot, the 23-year-old Insurgent star was eager to share with Nylonmagazine that she consumes insects. "I've eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great," she reveals in a video for the publication. "I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens."

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Announcing the 2015 TEDxRiNo Speaker Line-up

Announcing the 2015 TEDxRiNo Speaker Line-up | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Wendy Lu McGill

Wendy Lu McGill, a social science researcher, has made a name for herself by promoting entomophagy–the practice of eating insects. She is dedicated to educating people concerned about sustainability, future food supplies, and the impact of livestock on the environment, about the health and environmental benefits of insects. She regularly holds bug-eating workshops around town and works to create a sustainable model for future agriculture and food ecosystems.
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Guess what? Bugs are edible.

Guess what? Bugs are edible. | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
What is ENTOMOPHAGY ?  It's the practice of eating insects - including arachnids (tarantulas & scorpions) and myriapods (centipedes).  
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Cricket Milkshakes Take Protein Shakes to a Bugged-out Level - Los Angeles Magazine

Cricket Milkshakes Take Protein Shakes to a Bugged-out Level - Los Angeles Magazine | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Wayback Burgers will start serving the vanilla shakes with chocolate syrup and cricket powder on April 1
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Watch a Documentary That Will Change Your Views on the Future of Food

Watch a Documentary That Will Change Your Views on the Future of Food | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

In 'America's Shrinking Farms,' Charlet Duboc travels across the US to see how innovators are working towards a healthier, more secure global food supply. If we don't change the way we eat and farm, we're looking at the potential devastation of our planet. In search of alternatives, we traveled across the US to meet with the innovative pioneers working to change that shit for the better. Find out what we might be eating in 20 years--and the unlikely places our food

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Trend watch: buggin' out?

Trend watch: buggin' out? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Imagine sitting down to eat in a restaurant and being served a plate of locusts...
Whilst this may sound like the stuff of nightmares to some, insects are being touted as an up and coming, healthy option and beginning to feature on menus across the country.

But the practice of eating bugs, otherwise known as entomophagy, has been around for a long time.

In fact, insects have been considered a nutritious delicacy in certain parts of the world including China, Vietnam, Mexico, Columbia, New Guinea and several parts of Africa for thousands of years.

Perhaps westerners are just habitually squeamish when it comes to trying new things? After all, the benefits of eating bugs are highly convincing. Firstly, insects are full of protein and contain a fraction of the fat found in a standard cut of meat.
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Business School ID Week 2015 Insect Protein Workshop - YouTube

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Crickers: Delicious, Healthy Snacks with Cricket Flour!

Crickers: Delicious, Healthy Snacks with Cricket Flour! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Driven by our shared passions for sustainability & healthy foodCrickers was founded in 2014 in our home kitchen in Austin, Texas. We make delicious, healthy, sustainable crackers and other snack foods with cricket flour. We use a blend of grain-free flours, super foods such as chia seeds and coconut oil, and delicious, nutty crickets that are raised on an organic, non-GMO diet for human consumption and milled into high protein flour. All of our products are paleo-friendly and free of gluten, dairy, soy, and GMOs.

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Don’t stop showering, California. Just lay off the burgers & nuts. — Medium

Don’t stop showering, California. Just lay off the burgers & nuts. — Medium | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

By now, you’ve probably heard that California is experiencing a historic megadrought. Even if you don’t live in California, this effects you. The golden state grows one-third of the vegetables, two-thirds of the nuts and fruits, and ninety percent of the wine cultivated in the United States each year.

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40 idées pour une journée extraordinaire à Paris

40 idées pour une journée extraordinaire à Paris | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

beau buffet de gare du monde. Gare de Lyon, Place Louis-Armand (XIIe).
37. Pimenter l'apéro avec les insectes qui croustillent et notamment les criquets au paprika, dernier must de la nourriture saine. www.jiminis.com
38. S'offrir du wagyu, un petit steak de bœuf hyper luxe à la boucherie Metzger & André histoire de comparer avec nos blondes d'Aquitaine. 104, rue du Point-du-Jour (92 Boulogne).
39. Découvrir Van Gogh sur grand écran, filmé au Musée d'Amsterdam et commenté à Paris. Le Balzac, les 16 et 18 avril.

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Crickets are a sustainable, ethical protein power

Crickets are a sustainable, ethical protein power | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
If someone set a tray of gooey, freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies in front of you, would you still eat them knowing they’re made with crickets? Cricket flour — which is not really a flour but a powder made of pulverized organic crickets — is growing in popularity as a sustainable and ethical way to deliver protein to food. It’s used in baked goods, power bars and protein shakes.
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Do Insects Feel Pain? Can Vegans Eat Insects? - YouTube

I was recently asked about my position on honey as a vegan and I promised I would cover it in a video. Before I can do that though, I have to explain my position on insects in general. Do bugs and other insects suffer? Should vegans be concerned with insect death?
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These 15 Insects Are Totally Edible, But Are They Delicious? Try Them And See

These 15 Insects Are Totally Edible, But Are They Delicious? Try Them And See | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
I always knew that some cultures eat bugs. As a kid, I could never figure out why. I liked McNuggets and Happy Meals. Why did some kids around the world prefer scorpions and worms?Since I grew up, ...
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Why is Insect Farming Slow to Industrialize? 

Why is Insect Farming Slow to Industrialize?  | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Ok, ok... if eating insects is so good for you and is being done in countries all over the world, why haven't we seen more progress in the industry? Why are crickets still more expensive than other forms of protein? 

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Reducing the global environmental impact of livestock production: the minilivestock option

Reducing the global environmental impact of livestock production: the minilivestock option | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Highlights

Livestock production is among the most eco-degrading of anthropogenic activities.

Sharply increasing demand for animal protein is set to compound the problem.

The paper deals with a more eco-friendly alternative to livestock–minilivestock.

It is comparable to macrolivestock in terms of protein and other nutrient content.

The enormous potential and the advantages of utilizing minilivestock are described.
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Why Shailene Woodley Is Right And We Should All Be Eating Bugs

Why Shailene Woodley Is Right And We Should All Be Eating Bugs | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Shailene Woodley, you beautiful muscular wood sprite. She is such a hippie and we love her for it — which is why, when she recently disclosed to NYLON the strangest thing she’s ever eaten, we really weren’t all that surprised.

“I’ve eaten ants and that was great,” the 23-year-old “Divergent” star told NYLON Mag in a behind-the-scenes video during their April cover shoot “And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.”
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Shailene Woodley, a Doctor and an Entrepreneur All Have This Gross Thing in Common

Shailene Woodley, a Doctor and an Entrepreneur All Have This Gross Thing in Common | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Shailene Woodley believes in bugs. Or rather, she believes that we should be eating them. The 23-year-old star of “Divergent” recently confessed to Nylon:

“The strangest thing I’ve ever eaten … I’ve eaten ants and that was great, uh, and june bugs that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.”
Woodley makes a bold claim since I always thought the food of the future would be Gogurt or maybe protein-packed Pop-Tarts. Never would I have predicted a backward return to bugs.
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Weak Oversight Is Holding Back Edible Insects

Weak Oversight Is Holding Back Edible Insects | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Industry leaders say they can’t ramp up their cricket powder sales because of vague regulations. A Florida native, Dr. Aaron T. Dossey is one of the main suppliers fueling a burgeoning insect boom. That powder, his latest product, was made for Exo, an insect protein bar company. His company, All Things Bugs, has also supplied cricket protein bar company Chapul, as well as Six Foods’s cricket chips.

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Edible insects challenge

Mise en place d'une application fonctionnant de paire avec un bracelet pour répondre à la problématique : comment faire de l'entomophage un nouveau modèle alimentaire ?
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