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Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Grub Co-founder Neil Whippey
Welcome to the first of many exciting interviews with up and coming Insectpreneurs! That’s right, a new word for you all. These are the movers and shakers of the insect/entomophagy industry. People who have started businesses and making a difference in the field, and in the world. I will be presenting one amazing person each month and look forward to sharing their stories and insights with you. Our first guest: Neil Whippey of Grub   How Did You Get The Idea For Grub? It was late 2012 when a series of interesting conversations took place between Shami (co-founder) and I. Shami[...]
Insects as a Protein Alternative
Have you ever considered eating an insect, even just for fun? Maybe not. What are your alternative sources of protein then? Not meat, or even fish, but something like soy or beans or even eggs? If you are a vegetarian or vegan, this is a daily concern. And even if you are not, it’s good to eat something different once in a while, right? But some people don’t have this luxury, and in the not too distant future, you might not either. How about eating insects for protein then?   The Need for Alternative Protein Sources Do you know how[...]
Cricket Flour & Powder – The New Protein Powder?
Cricket protein is fast becoming one of the hottest items on the “insects as food” train. The reasons for this are perhaps many, like the nutritional and environmental benefits and the ease with which you can produce powder and flour from it. So in this blog post I thought we should take a deeper look at why cricket based products are something you should have on your insect radar  too.   Nutritional Benefits of Cricket Powder [toc]You might be asking yourself: why cricket powder? or what are the benefits of such foods? After all, you probably have your favorite protein[...]
How Insects Can Help Preserve Our Resources & Increase Global Food Security
Can we really afford to keep producing food the way we do today, and still provide for generations to come? Both human and animal food production as it currently stands is a very wasteful process. And when you take into account that: by 2050, food production is projected to increase by about 70 percent globally and nearly 100 percent in developing countries We need to start changing the way we approach food production, before the problems become too big to handle. It’s starting to become a question of global food security! But what are some of the issues that causing so[...]