Austin Nonprofit aims to Make Eating Insects Cool for Kids

“[Allen's] start-up nonprofit, Little Herds, claims status as North America’s first charity dedicated to promoting the eating of insects. The name salutes the small, ubiquitous creatures the organization suggests we consume as food.  It also tips a hat to children, seen as the target market most likely to embrace the message.”

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/monikamaeckle/2014/01/austin-nonprofit-aims-to-make-eating-insects-cool-for-kids/

Courtesy of My San Antonio

Caterpillar Canapes, Anyone? Eating Insects An Answer for Hungry Planet

“In fact, even if you can’t imagine eating insects, you already do. According to The Food and Drug Administration’s Food Defect Levels Handbook, an online guide that advises consumers of the imperfections of the foods we eat, our food supply is riddled with insects in all their stages.  The online guide details how common staples like frozen veggies and canned tomatoes often contain insect body parts, entire caterpillars, or collections of aphids, thrips, maggots or flies.”

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/monikamaeckle/2014/01/caterpillar-canapes-anyone-eating-insects-an-answer-for-hungry-planet/

Courtesy of My San Antonio

This kit lets you grow your own edible INSECTS to help cut down on meat eating

Eating insects may be used as a way to humiliate celebrities in the jungle but bugs are an important source of food in many countries, and this has created a need for reliable insect farmers.

To tackle this problem, California-based firm Tiny Farms has created an Open Bug Farm Kit that lets anyone grow their own protein-rich farm of edible insects.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2515043/Forget-vegetable-patch-This-kit-lets-grow-edible-INSECTS-help-cut-meat-eating.html

Courtesy of Daily Mail

Getting insects past the ick factor, into mass food production

“Insects form part of the traditional diets of at least 2 billion people worldwide, and more than 1,900 species have reportedly been used as food, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization report “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security,” issued earlier this year.”

http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Markets/Getting-insects-past-the-ick-factor-into-mass-food-production

Courtesy of Food Navigator USA

Rentokil opens insect restaurant in Edinburgh

“‘Delicious’ was the verdict of former vegetarian Morag Edward as she munched on a couple of crickets. ‘As an ex-veggie, it’s easier to face than dead animal. It’s like a midway point. I wish I didn’t have the mental block. We should have grown up with this: it’s free food from the garden.’”

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/food-drink/features/rentokil-opens-insect-restaurant-in-edinburgh-1-3111489

Courtesy of The Scotsman