Tag Archives: entomoculture

Is the GM crops war over? What’s next?

GM (genetically modified, genetically engineered) crops are a fact of life by now. In our interconnected world (remember the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, which might be finalised soon) I think that people who oppose GM crops may have … Continue reading

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Good bug bites

Joost van Itterbeeck at The Conversation tells us which edible insects he thinks are best. As you know I purchased some bug bites. My favourites so far are the barbecue-spiced mealworms (Tenebrio molitor). Harvey Nicks calls them ‘worm crisps’ but … Continue reading

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Insects as Nutrition

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Mealworm Stir-fry Insects can be appreciated and investigated from many points of view. Interest in insects as a future food source is high because human population increases will require more production and new…

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Would you like flies with that?

Are you eating insects (entomophagy) yet? If not, perhaps you soon will be. In August this year, Trevor Baker in the Guardian told us about farming insects (entomoculture) for food in continental Europe. He told us about a London entomophagy … Continue reading

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Living With Micro-livestock Production II

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
American Cockroaches Photo: Purdue Extension Feeding the population of the future will require more food than is currently produced on earth, especially new protein sources. Thoughts turn to insects (or “Micro-livestock“) as food.…

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Why not feed insects to other livestock?

Here in Britain, our Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) coordinates PROteINSECT. This is about farming insects (entomoculture) as a source of protein for animal feed. FERA is part of our Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). I’m … Continue reading

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Why not eat insects?

Marcel Dicke asks us in this entertaining lecture, Why not eat insects? Good question. In fact, as he says, we’re already eating insects and we’re going to have to eat more of them. The posh word for eating insects is … Continue reading

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Insects could be the future of food

In many cultures, insects are delicacies. Mostly people are eating beetles (Coleoptera) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera). People also eat bees, wasps and ants (Hymenoptera), cicadas (Hemiptera), locusts and crickets (Orthoptera), dragonflies (Odonata) and flies (Diptera). Eating insects is called entomophagy. Those … Continue reading

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Insects as Haute Cuisine

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Mealworm Stir-fry The BBC has an article about insect cuisine in upscale French Restaurants. Chef Elie Daviron specializes in insect snacks arranged for appealing combinations of textures tastes and colors. His high end…

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Leave Them Bee- The Honeybees That Fearfully Avoid Hornets

argylesock says… Don’t scare the bees! We need pollinators for crops and wild plants. There are many pollinating insects but one of those is the European honeybee (Apis mellifera). There are many kinds of hornet too, including the Asian hornet … Continue reading

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