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Insectpreneurs Series: Anne & Damien Huysmans of Green Kow
Note: This post was translated from French, so please forgive any inconsistencies. This month we have another exciting interview with a successful insectpreneurs: Damien & Anne Huysmans of Green Kow in Belgium. Not only is it great to hear the details of how these entrepreneurs get started in the industry, their struggles, first wins and advice. But it is also great to see a company that has managed to enter the mainstream with their edible insect products – Green Kow have their products on the shelves at a major Belgian supermarket chain. So jump right in and see how it[...]
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[...]
Protein alternatives worm their way onto the dinner plate Demand is increasing for protein alternatives, source of ingredients and superfoods. Will traditional protein sources be replaced by a cheaper and more sustainable source such as insects? Insects are nutrient-rich and a great source of protein, and around two billion people worldwide already include insects as part of their diet. With the world population projected to grow to around 9 billion by 2050, it is essential to develop different protein sources. Over 1,000 species of edible insects currently exist, including water beetles, wasps and larvae.   Ana Christina Day, Founder &[...]