‘ In a landmark decision, the E.U.’s European Food Safety Authority is expected to approve the sale of insects for human consumption. It means that for the first time, there will be a huge raft of edible insects on sale across European countries and new opportunities in the food industry. ‘
“Consumers are already receptive and interested in alternative protein sources beyond traditional beef, pork and chicken. Some analysts say bugs could soon follow suit and become the next big protein of the future.”
“A small fragment of the cricket protein, called a peptide, is known to have potential health benefits in humans. Peptides from many different sources, milk, fish and even soy, are used in pharmaceuticals today. Currently, however, there are no insect peptides used in mainstream foods for the health industry or nutraceuticals,” Liceaga said. But that […]
EAT ME! Where to find ants, crickets and mealworms on the menu. A dish sprinkled with insects used to be the ultimate culinary dare. Now they’re showing up all over town. Here’s where to find them.
CRS is employing a new strategy to improve the health and nutrition of citizens in the Androy region of southern Madagascar: cricket powder. The powder is produced by Valala Farm– a Malagasy organization committed to conserving local wildlife while fighting food security.
If you thought pea protein was weird, you might want to sit down for this. The next wave of alternative burgers could be made from hemp, mung beans or even crickets. As the plant boom attracts consumers and investors, the pea — the preferred protein source for companies such as Beyond Meat Inc. — is […]
” Global communities increasingly struggle to provide ample healthful food for growing populations in the face of social and environmental pressures. Insect agriculture is one underexplored and innovative approach… The edible insects industry is in its nascent stages, as relatively few entities have committed resources towards optimizing farming methods. Nevertheless, insect farming is poised to […]
July 4, 2019 was a remarkable day for Entomo Farms. Ernie Hardeman, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, along with Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP, Dave Piccini, presented Darren and Ryan Goldin with the highly-esteemed Premier’s Award for Innovation in Agriculture. Read the Article
I have recently returned from my 5th trip to Madagascar for the IPSIO and Valala Farms project. The wonderful staff at the Biodiversity Centre make if feel as comfortable as a second home. Although the travel and the workload are intense, seeing this project come to fruition energizes and inspires us all in amazing ways. […]