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Did you know…   That at any time, it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive?   That In the world, some 900 thousand different kinds of living insects are known.?   That the number of living species of insects has been estimated to be 30 million.?   That Insects also probably have the largest biomass of the terrestrial animals.?   That figures indicate that there are more than 200 million insects for each human on the planet!?     Don’t take my word read more about it here  
Eating Insects in Malaysia   I had to share with you this nice work and great source of information!!!   Eating Insects in Malaysia Compilation & Photographs of Malaysia entomophagy by Arthur Y. C. Chung “Before conducting this survey, little did I know of such a variety of insects that are palatable. A number of insects are taken as food since prehistoric time. In Sabah, more than 50 species of edible insects were recorded. Unlike our neighbouring country, Thailand, entomophagy is not a common practice in Malaysia. Many of the rural and elderly local communities in Sabah, however, have experienced[...]
Most common   Tenebrio molitor: Mealworm Zophobas atratus: Giant mealworm Alphitobus diaperinus: Lesser mealworm Galleria mellonella: Greater wax moth Achroia grisella: Lesser wax moth Bombyx mori: Silkworm Acheta domesticus: House cricket Gryllodes sigillatus: Banded cricket Locusta migratora migratorioides: African migratory locust Schistocerca Americana: American grasshopper     Top 50 Edible Insects   More information here      
Constraints & Allergies   Can’t Edible insects produce allergies ?? Of course, LIKE ANY OTHER FOOD could!! & they can even be poisonous! Of course those are not Edible Insects 😉   Insects as food: a review of potential hazards and research needs BY anses (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) “The consumption of insects as food, also known as entomophagy, is a widespread practice in many parts of the world (Africa, Asia, Latin America), where it is sometimes an integral part of traditional eating habits. To meet the challenge of feeding the planet in 2030,[...]
Good reads   Future of Food // Entomophagy Project   Entomophagy In The Mainstream   Mmmmbzzzz   Non-verbal evaluation of acceptance of insect-based products using a simple and holistic analysis of facial expressions   Transferable Antibiotic Resistances in Marketed Edible Grasshoppers (Locusta migratoria migratorioides)   An Exploration on Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Production by Insect Species Suitable for Animal or Human Consumption by Dennis G. A. B. Oonincx1, Joost van Itterbeeck, Marcel J. W. Heetkamp, Henry van den Brand, Joop J. A. van Loon, Arnold van Huis.   Nutritional and sensory quality of edible insects Lenka Kouřimskáa and Anna Adámková[...]
 This article was written for Hi Europe and originally published on insights.ingredientsnetwork.com In the world of edible insects, we find the cochineal one of the few water-soluble red colorants to resist degradation with time. If we look at history, the aesthetic aspects of food were not a major consideration until relatively recently, and began to change fundamentally with the onset of the Industrial Revolution. (Today, for example, a Spanish paella rice dish would be unacceptable to any Spaniard without the saffron yellow coloring. My grandmother would send it back to the kitchen). From the early nineteenth century, a trend developed to add substances to food[...]
The following are 8 Fun Facts About Insects that we have collected for you in a lovely slide deck. Did you know that insects are an excellent source of high quality protein? They are! There are probably a lot of things that you didn’t know about insects and how they are paving the way for a more sustainable food-source in our future. Let us know if you have any to add!     8 Crunchy Facts About Insects – You Probably Didn’t Know   You need 22,000 Liters to produce 1 kilo of beef, and 1 Liter to produce 1[...]
This article was written for the #HiEurope trade show in Amsterdam and first published on the Ingredients Network.  While three quarters of the food industry and NGOs claim to be looking for solutions to solve the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, two vital questions still go unanswered: How will corporate responsibility initiatives lead to finding solutions to the world food challenge? How prepared are we as citizens (and corporations) to take the steps necessary to reduce biodiversity devastation?   Is there no other way or viable food alternative? A small, mighty and much-overlooked source of protein has been buzzing around[...]
Edible Insects List – Which Insects Can You Eat?
There are over 900 thousand documented types of insects in the world, but of course not all of them are edible or readily available. Below is a list of the most common edible insects (or bugs if you prefer) and why you should be trying them. Even if you do not believe insects are for human consumption.   List of Common Edible Insects This is a small but useful list of the edible insects/bugs available as products at the moment. Crickets One of the insects leading the way in the edible insect movement is the cricket. They contain a reasonable amount[...]