How Crickets Could Help Save the Planet

NBC NEWS: FEB 16 2017, 11:13 AM ET by JOSEPH BENNINGTON-CASTRO The world's population is creeping up on 7.5 billion, but estimates suggest we'll have a whopping 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050. Unless we all stick to salads, the global production of meat will need to double in that time to feed our growing population, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO). Feed and crop production will also have [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|In The Press|0 Comments

Entomologist to talk about insects as food

By John Ruberson Aaron Dossey, founder and owner of All Things Bugs, will present "Developing Insects for Food, Feed, Pharma and Other Valuable Applications" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in 231 Waters Hall. Light refreshments will be served before the seminar, and all are welcome to attend. Dossey is a lifelong, self-taught entomologist and enthusiast of entomology and nature, as anyone who has ever known him can strongly attest. He received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry and [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|In The Press|0 Comments

Elsevier Publishes “Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications”

Comprehensive reference describes how insects can be mass produced and incorporated into the world's food supply at an industrial and cost-effective scale CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - August 25, 2016) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients: Production, Processing and Food Applications, edited by Aaron T. Dossey, Juan Morales-Ramos and M. Guadalupe Rojas. This book provides valuable guidance on how [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|In The Press|0 Comments

Top Five Benefits for Using Griopro®

As the alternative food industry has been booming with cricket powder based products within the last few years or so, there have also been quite a few skeptics renouncing the benefits of our favorite sustainable alternative food source...so we rounded up our top five benefits for using Griopro®! Crickets are the complete protein source and cricket powder boasts 65% protein and all essential amino acids. But, contrary to other protein sources, it is mainly low [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Blog, In The Press|0 Comments

All Things Bugs unveils new Griopro® cricket protein brand

Edible insect expert All Things Bugs has unveiled a new brand name for its cricket powder:Griopro® (based on grillo – Spanish for cricket; and Pro for protein), which it claims opens up a broader variety of application opportunities for food & beverage formulators owing to its finer particle size, paler color and milder flavor and aroma. Read Full Article

By | March 10th, 2016|In The Press|0 Comments

Reinventing Entomophagy for the 21st Century

The Huffington Post "Entomophagy is an evolving term in need of review," says Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, Ph.D Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Halloran calls for a change in the way we speak about edible insects and entomophagy. Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects, especially by people. Like Halloran, many professionals in the field express a dislike for the archaic term due to its over-simplified definition. The practice of consuming insects [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|In The Press|0 Comments

Cool Jobs: Finding foods for the future

A reddish-purple seaweed called dulse could be a food of the future. Here it is served in a salad. But fried, it tastes like bacon. Meet dulse, a seaweed with a secret. This translucent red alga grows along northern, rocky coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. And its colorful, leathery fronds hide a remarkable flavor. When tossed with oil and fried in a pan, they taste like bacon. Read Full Article

By | September 25th, 2015|In The Press|0 Comments

Is the US ready to stomach eating bugs?

The market for insect-based foods in the US will likely remain limited to adventurous eaters and people who already use other types of dietary supplements. Photograph: Felix Clay for the Guardian 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. [...]

By | August 28th, 2015|In The Press|0 Comments

The Next Big Thing in protein will likely make you squirm

Credit: Courtesy of Coalo Valley Farms     Eating bugs might sound like something you’d do if you lost a bet. But a few companies have cropped up that are marketing insect powder as a nutritional supplement. Read Full Article

By | August 26th, 2015|In The Press|0 Comments

Why these startups want you to eat bugs

Gold-coated crickets sit on chocolates. Photograph by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen — AFP/Getty Images 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 [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|In The Press|0 Comments