Prof Arnold van Huis: The Global Impact of Insects
(Link to his final address upon his retirement from Waginengen University, The Netherlands, 20 November 2014).
Congratulations Professor van Huis!
You have had a highly positive impact on getting the World to understand that insects as a very viable source of needed protein.
Hartelijk Bedankt/Thank You

Cricket farmer says crop could help solve world food shortage

Canadian Farm Wants to Put Crickets in Your Kitchen
"I ate crickets because they're the future of food."

Insects to Feed the World - FAO Conference 2014

ICN2 Second International Conference on Nutrition
Food and Agriculture Oganization of the United Nations

MIT Technology Review:
Insect Farming Is Taking Shape as Demand for Animal Feed Rises

Congratulations to Drs. Arnold Van Huis and Marcel Dicke
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet
Please see Scientific American, September 2014 (US) issue, page 96.

National Geographic enters the Insects as Food Arenahttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodbynumbers

United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
Insects to Feed the World Conference

Wageningen University
14-17 May 2014, Ede Netherlands
There were 450 participants from 45 countries. Disciplinary origins ranged from entomologists, psychologists, microbiologists, physicians, veterinarians, nutritionists, to federal government regulatory officers, chefs, designers, architects, and entrepreneurs; a most amazing combination of people. Creativity, science, enthusiasm for sustainable living and food production, all in one place
. FAO: Insects as Food and Feed

Sebastian Stokhof De Jong's Poster (Co-author, Dr. Florence Dunkel)
Trends in Emerging American and Canadian Edible Insect Businesses
Presented at the
International Conference - Insects to Feed the World

PROGRAMME
International Conference - Insects to Feed the World
Ede, The Netherlands, 14-17 May 2014
pdf file download

Wageningen University
Edible Insects: Articles from and about our Research Group

New Food Insects Organization
Little Herds - Austin, Texas
"Little Herds is an Austin nonprofit organization educating the next generation about the environmental and health benefits of edible insects. Our purpose is to educate our community about this environmentally sound and economically viable way to feed not only ourselves, but others around the world."

Please click the Video Clips link in the left panel to view
Chinese TV video clips about Chinese TV reporters' visits with
David Gracer and Dr. Florence Dunkel

TEDed - Should We Eat Bugs?

Famine Food Legends #3: Bug Bites: on YouTube

Insects are eaten daily by billions of people around the world, most of whom do not suffer from hunger. Paul Vontomme, an expert from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), says that insects are actually one of the most efficient sources of protein available. The idea that "eating bugs" is something only a starving person would do is the latest misconception about hunger debunked by WFP's Famine Food Myths series

Flies naturally swarm to discarded food, and in feasting on it extract the nutrients and energy, leaving nothing to waste.
Dayton, Ohio Daily News

Preorder Daniella Martin's new book (Due out 11 February 2014)
Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects
and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet

"Speaking in plain, but engaging language, Daniella Martin draws us into her adventure in the world of edible insects. Side-by-side with Daniella, we follow her around the world, beginning with her quest into ancient Aztec cuisine as a cultural anthropology student and traveling up to the present moment with her as a media celebrity and an accomplished gourmet chef. This is not just an entertaining coffee-table book but a moment to ask serious questions about cultural aversions that are now stumbling blocks in our quest for healthy diets in a sustainable world." Dr. Florence V. Dunkel

University of Wisconsin Honors Dr. Gene DeFoliart
Article by David Tennenbaum

http://whyfiles.org/2013/bugs-for-dinner/
UN Recommends Eating More Bugs!

Start-Up Wins $1 Million to Tackle Global Food Crisis -- With Edible Insects - Hult Prize - Article in Huffington Post

To see Daniella Martin - Girl Meets Bug - Video of Preparing and Eating a Scorpion, please click the Culinary Arts link in left panel

For Cicada recipe ideas, consult the Cicada-licious Cookbook
from the University of Maryland. http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/pdf/cicada%20recipes.PDF
The cicada is a well known traditional treat of Native Americans in the eastern US. Many traditional recipes are available.

This is a good time to consult the information-rich report released this week by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on Edible Insects. There is a 190 page version and a 4 page summary available to download. See below: JUST RELEASED! for the FAO link.

Have a taste of the sustainable future. Bug Appetite!

JUST RELEASED!

FAO Forestry Paper #171
Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security

Congratulations to Arnold van Huis, Joost Van Itterbeeck, Harmke Klunder, Esther Mertens, Afton Halloran, Giulia Muir, and Paul Vantomme on a beautiful, well organized, and interesting paper. The diversity of topics in great detail all in one document is what stands out, making this a monumental piece of work. This will be useful around the world, particularly in Western cultures who so much need a document of this level of seriousness. Congratulations and thank you to this team for their dedication, organization, global perspective, and attention to detail.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3253e/i3253e00.htm

New FAO Article
The Contribution of Insects to Food Security, Livelihoods,
and the Environment (pdf download)


We deeply regret that we have to announce the death of
The GIANT of Insects as Food for Humans

Dr. Gene Defoliart

Link to Dr. Defoliart's Obituary

We will forever honor Dr. Gene Defoliart
Founder and Sustainer of The Food Insects Newsletter
Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dr. Defoliart speaks via YouTube to an Entomological Society of America (ESA) Symposium in San Diego, CA - December 2010

Link to Dr. Gene Defoliart's Food Insect Web Site

Link to Students' Debate on Entomophagy at the
Entomological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meetings
Knoxville, TN on Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Web link now on Video Clips Page (left panel) YouTube TEDxBozeman presentation by Dr. Florence Dunkel: "What's for Lunch?"
Filmed 23 March 2012, Bozeman MT.

We are concerned about our sustainable food practices right now and for the near future. We are concerned about overharvesting our oceans. We are concerned about running out of land, water, and fossil fuels, just to produce beef which is a much higher methane producer while Galleria and other land shrimp, the insects, are more nutritious and more efficient converters of food into protein. Try land shrimp. They are more nutritious and more gentle on the environment than beef. Open your world to other ways of knowing---knowledge developed over millennia by other-than-western cultures.

Image of persons in Rome

Persons attending the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference
"Assessing the Potential of Insects as Food and Feed
in Assuring Food Security"
Rome, Italy, 23-25 January 2012

Link to Web Site Describing FAO Conference
Bug Buffet Article
24 February 2012 at Montana State University
New Yorker Magazine Article Grub
August 15 & 22 2011 Edition
Eating Bugs to Save the Planet BY DANA GOODYEAR
The Six-Legged Meat of the Future, Wall Street Journal
Dicke and van Huis, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
View the SF Weekly Blog:
Eating Insects with San Francisco's New Mavens of Bug Cuisine

Please see new Coming Food Insects Events link entry (right panel)

Please see the YouTube links in the Video Clips page (link in left panel)
for the Food Insects Symposium at the annual meetings of the
Entomological Society of America, San Diego, December 2010.

Also please review the News page (link in left panel)
for other current articles in newspapers and magazines.

View Marcel Dicke's TED Presentation: "Why not eat insects?" Link to Marcel Dicke's Web Site on TED Link to Marcel Dicke's Research Web Site Web site link: Insect Europe
Worldwide Entomophagy Events Calendar
Web site link: Girl Meets Bug
Edible Insects: the Eco-Logical Alternative

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