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Cricket Farming
  Cricket Farming for Human Consumption Summary Cricket farming is a popular activity for farmers in Thailand and started in 1998. Currently around 20.000 farmers raise crickets for human consumption. Cricket farming contributes to the livelihood and nutrition base of farmers and a value chain has established through which the crickets are marketed around Thailand. Acknowledgement To the Mrs Yupa Hanbonsoong, Mrs Tasanee Jamjanya and Mr Patrick Durst, who wrote the six-legged livestock publication and from which most of the information in this technology sheet is used. Cricket species to be used Cricket farming has successfully been established with the[...]
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[...]
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[...]