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Insects May Be the Answer to Consumer Demand for More Protein

CHICAGO—The growing consumer demand for protein—and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock—could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to a July 13 symposium at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists(IFT) in Chicago. “We have 7 billion people now and that’s projected to be 9 billion in 2050. We’re already using a third of the land on Earth for raising livestock, and the […]

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Edible Insects Are Ready For Prime Time

While cost is a barrier – and regulatory issues need ironing out – mainstream food manufacturers are “way more open” to using edible insects than you would think, says the founder of the word’s largest insect-based food ingredient manufacturer, All Things Bugs. “We’re having conversations with a lot of food manufacturers in baked goods, snacks, protein powders, and even mainstream food manufacturers have been way more open to this than you probably would think.” Read […]

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Add Insects To Your Diet… says Huffington Post

Diets at the best of times are always a bit of a struggle and the fact that we can now incorporate insects as a good source of protein, won’t really diminish that pain. A group of scientists who met this week at the IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation, a conference on the science of food, decided that creepy critters could solve the world’s growing demand for protein. Read Full Article

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Bugs on the Menu… From Food Navigator

Insects – the edible variety – were a hot topic at IFT this year. High in protein, low in saturated fat and rich in omega-3, iron, calcium and other nutrients, house crickets are gaining the most traction, although mealworms are also attracting interest, said All Things Bugs founder and CEO Dr Aaron Dossey. Food Navigator Article

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Improving Cricket Farming to Feed More People

Innovations to raise edible insects more efficiently will drive down the cost of this promising food commodity that is growing in popularity in North America and Europe. ATHENS, GEORGIA, JULY 7 2015 – New research begins today in the first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded project to focus on insect farming for human food, concentrating on improving efficiency and lowering costs in farming crickets. With around 25 U.S. and Canadian companies currently producing consumer […]

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