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Why these startups want you to eat bugs

Insect eating is common in 80% of the world’s countries — but not in the U.S. or Europe. Now, several entrepreneurs are working to bring the edible insect market to the US and Europe. It used to be only a few specialized ethnic restaurants like Toloache in New York City or Typhoon in Santa Monica offered insects on the menu (grasshopper tacos and stir-fried silkworm pupae, respectively). Not anymore. Now, you can order insect protein […]

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Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Dr Aaron T. Dossey of All Things Bugs LLC

In this month’s edition of our Insectpreneur Series we have another great interview lined up with Dr Aaron T. Dossey of All Things Bugs LLC! Dr. Dossey and his team are creating some of the highest quality Finely Milled Whole Cricket Powder in the industry, and at a large scale. And as we all know, cricket powder is one of the most useful and versatile ingredients in the edible insect food range. So without any further ado, […]

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Is the US ready to stomach eating bugs?

Chapul, Exo and Jungle – three protein bars making their way to supermarket shelves – have one thing in common: crickets. All three include cricket flour, which is touted by their manufacturers as an environmentally friendly alternative to milk or soy protein. Read Full Article

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Research project will improve efficiencies in cricket farming

The first US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded research program into insect farming for human food has commenced in the US, with the target of finding new ways to enhance cricket growth while lowering the cost of raising them. A $100,000 grant from USDA’s Small Business Innovation Research program will allow Georgia-based cricket flour producer All Things Bugs to study how to increase automation in the rearing of crickets. The focus of the project, in particular, […]

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Edible Insects [VIDEO]