Eating Bugs, How To Cook Cicadas, & Which Recipe You Should Try, Based On Your Zodiac Sign: Environmentally sustainable eating habits have become a popular way to combat climate change. “What Your Zodiac Sign Says About XXX…” infographics have become a popular way to get people to share content. I thought I’d combine the two...
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” ~Vincent Van Gogh Just like Vince, the stars inspire us too – but our stars are the Hollywood celebrities, famous musicians, and media personalities who make the news every day. We dream of their potential as trendsetters […]
Chocolate Chip Cricket Flour Cookies with Candied Crickets by: Asli Peckan Makes 20 cookies INGREDIENTS: Candied Crickets: ¼ cup dry roasted crickets1 tablespoon unsalted butter1 tablespoon sugar1 pinch salt Dough: 1 stick unsalted butter1 cup all-purpose flour½ cup cricket flour½ tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda¾ tsp salt6 oz. bittersweet chocolate or 1 cup chocolate […]
Less known to Western palates—but no less integral to the global food chain—is entomophagy, or the practice of eating bugs. Contrary to the Western aversion for eating insects, bugs are part of the regular diets of roughly 2 billion people across the globe. My name is Aly Moore and I eat bugs. My goals is […]
Author Maija Palmer shared a thoughtful piece on Sifted exploring whether edible insects are “tasty and cheap enough” to go mainstream. Titled “Bug Bites: Are Insects the New Sushi?”, the piece raises some common questions about the future of the space. I wanted to take a moment to comment briefly on some of the critiques brought up in the piece:
Kids will be the most effective ambassadors for the edible insect industry. If we can convince them that eating bugs is healthy, sustainable, tasty, and COOL, then they will compel their parents to make product purchases and the industry to meet demand in kind. If marketers know that kids crave these delicious critters, it bodes […]
The North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA) responds to efforts by Senators Flake and Cortez Masto to prohibit USDA subsidies for Insect Agriculture December 17, 2018: Global interest in Insects as Food and Feed was sparked by the 2013 release of a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO): Edible […]
See below for a press released titled December 12th, 2018 from Ÿnsect: Gut health, cumulative mortality and weight gain have been tested with, in the end, outstanding performance. Thanks to the results of this trial, Ÿnsect has further demonstrated its commitment to high-performance premium alternative protein ingredients with nutrition and health benefits for animals and […]