Behind the Scenes with a B2B Industry Leader – All Things Bugs

Thanks to our (fabulous) interview with C-FU, other insect food companies have reached out. We had a chance to speak with the industry leader of cricket powder, All Things Bugs. They got their start with the Gates Foundation. Today, all of the “big boys” use them as their supplier. Whether you are B2B, B2C, or both, there is a lot to learn here. Read Full Article See the Video

By | May 14th, 2015|In The Press|0 Comments

Weak Oversight Is Holding Back Edible Insects

Chefs David George Gordon and David Gracer cook a variety of insects, including crickets, at the Broad Appetit Food Festival in downtown Richmond, Va., May 18, 2008. MARK PETERSON/REDUX BY KYLE LIGMAN / MARCH 28, 2015 2:22 PM EDT On a rainy night in New York City last December, a man in a leather jacket stood alone in a dark parking garage just across from Penn Station. He held a briefcase tightly and [...]

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Athens Scientist Aaron Dossey Is Filling Bellies with Bugs

By Allison Floyd Monday, November 10th, 2014 Aaron Dossey thinks crickets could provide life-sustaining protein to malnourished children in developing countries. So far, the Gates Foundation and U.S. Department of Agriculture have thought enough of the idea to give him more than half a million dollars to figure it out. "When I first started taking this seriously, it was 2009, and I was having lunch with a group of entomology students," Dossey says. "I was [...]

By | December 13th, 2014|In The Press|0 Comments

Insect cuisine: not food for insects, insects for food

Julie Smitka, junior in physics and philosophy (Courtesy of Technician Online) Tyler Gobin, Staff Columnist The average male's dorm room or apartment has at least two different brands of supplemented protein powder. It serves as a meal supplement for students on the go and post-workout shakes to maximize the anabolic window. Protein is an irreplaceable part of growing muscles and vital for any college student trying to maximize his or her training. But [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|In The Press|0 Comments

INSIDE THE EDIBLE INSECT INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Larvae from Next Millennium Farms (Courtesy of Fast Company) AS HUMANS EAT MORE BUGS, A $20 MILLION INDUSTRY HAS SPRUNG UP—COMPLETE WITH EDIBLE INSECT BUSINESS CONSULTANTS. BY ANYA HOFFMAN Each morning after arriving at his office in Youngstown, Ohio, Kevin Bachhuber steps into the 5,000-square-foot warehouse and listens to his crickets chirping. The owner and founder of Big Cricket Farms, which raises insects exclusively for human consumption, Bachhuber knows that the frequency and [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|In The Press|0 Comments

Crickets for Food? Bugs Show Protein Potential

Aaron T. Dossey (Courtesy of Growing Georgia) By Allison Floyd Monday, November 10th, 2014 Aaron Dossey thinks crickets might be the next big product for farmers, a drought tolerant crop that could be a valuable food source one day. Dossey and a handful of other researchers around the world are working to refine the process to dry and pulverize crickets into a powder that can be used as a food supplement for health [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|In The Press|0 Comments

Insects in flour can be a good thing, yes, really

Laurie Keeler (Courtesy of University of Nebraska-Lincoln) The idea of eating insects bugs many people in the United States, but some food product developers hope that will change. Entomophagy consuming insects is not new, and it isn't always considered yucky. In Africa, for example, millions of people consume insects not only for sustenance but because they think insects are tasty. In the United States and Europe, not so much. That's unfortunate, said Laurie [...]

By | September 20th, 2014|In The Press|0 Comments

Feeding the world with bugs

The answer to feeding the world's growing population? Bugs, according to experts at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo. Currently, approximately 70% of agricultural land - and 30% of total land on earth - is used to raise livestock. If we're going to feed 9 billion-plus people in 2050, our eating habits will need to change. "Insects require less feed, less water, less land and less energy to produce [...]

By | September 11th, 2014|In The Press|0 Comments

The Next New Miracle Superfood: Insects, Scientists Say

Want to boost your energy with high-quality, low-fat protein? Look no further than bugs. According to panel discussions held at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) meeting late last month in New Orleans, insects are the food of the future. Not only are they good for you, they're a low-cost alternative to animal protein with far less impact on the environment. And if this sounds ridiculously futuristic, think again; cricket-based protein powders are already [...]

By | July 13th, 2014|In The Press|0 Comments

Insects As The Food Of The Future

CHICAGO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet's resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein. According to two panel discussions on June 23 and 24 at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans, insects are a promising, economically viable alternative source of high quality protein that leave a substantially smaller environmental footprint. The [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|In The Press|0 Comments