New Research on Small-Scale Cricket Farming in Laos

New Research on Small-Scale Cricket Farming in Laos

Few things perk me up in the morning like receiving an email titled, "New Research on Cricket Farming - Thought You'd Be Interested." Any contribution to the growing literature on entomophagy is a welcome gift! Last week I received such a message and dove into a great piece called Small-Scale Cricket Farming by Thomas Weigel of [...]

Insects, Italian Cuisine, and “Natural Remedies”

Insects, Italian Cuisine, and “Natural Remedies”

And entomophagy continues to collect momentum in the press! The Digital Journal released a nice piece a few days ago titled, "Are insects better than Italian cuisine? Some people think so!" In it, they discussed a valid point: what we consider food is largely influenced by culture. Something completely normal to you may be offensively gross to [...]

EntoMarket and the Importance of Ento-Education

EntoMarket and the Importance of Ento-Education

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Susan, founder of EntoMarket. For those of you not already familiar, EntoMarket is one of the leading online sellers of all things edible insect and beyond! What drew me to EntoMarket was not only the wide array of edible insects available for purchase, but the focus on educational materials to promote the [...]

Celebs, Insects, and Juicing – The Start of a Trend?

Celebs, Insects, and Juicing – The Start of  a Trend?

A bit ago the news was been abuzz with Shailene Woodley's behind-the-scenes video (accompanying her new cover of Nylon magazine) where she predicted that the future of food is insects. She said, "I've eaten ants...and June bugs." It seems that celebrities are getting in on the insect-eating fun. The other day I came across an Instagram post [...]

Entomophagy Spurs Holistic Health

Entomophagy Spurs Holistic Health

A Look into Cricket Flour's Relationship with the Environment, Nutrition, and GMOs. I had the good fortune of speaking with Jarrod Goldin, one of the founders of Next Millennium Farms, to better understand what’s occurring on the ground level of the incredible entomophagy movement gaining popularity.  Next Millennium farms is leading the protein revolution with a [...]

Regulations Surrounding Entomophagy

Regulations Surrounding Entomophagy

Why We Couldn't Feed Insectivores Insects & Future FDA Regulations 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, environmentally sound method of food production. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be releasing his interview [...]

Crickets and the California Water Crisis

Crickets and the California Water Crisis

Why Governments Should Incentivize Insect Farming Earlier this week, we heard Jarrod’s views on the future of FDA regulations for insects. On the whole, it seems that ento-foods are on the road to being GRAS – generally recognized as safe. But regulation is not the only way the government will (or SHOULD) be involved in the [...]

Meat, Meet Bugs

Meat, Meet Bugs

The average American eats over 70lbs of red meat each year. I'm not quite that carnivorous but I definitely indulge in my share of beef stew and burgers. It's awesome that consumers are now looking for their animal products to be "grass-fed" and "cage-free," but the vast majority of meat here is still "conventionally raised" (quite the [...]

The Importance of Spurring Ento-Innovation

The Importance of Spurring Ento-Innovation

Insects have the potential to become an excellent famine-relief product. The thing is, not enough time or effort has been put into insect product practices by today's entrepreneurs. [Insect] production practices are just too expensive. Everything from how we farm them to how we render them into a food product can be exponentially improved.” —Harman [...]