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Aboriginal edible grubs: Forget dietary tastes, it’s the data that’s lacking. According to academics from La Trobe University in Australia, there has been renewed interest in the insect foods of Australian Aboriginal people, such as edible grub and larvae, in recent years They say this has been driven by three main factors: the desire by some Aboriginal elders to revive and pass on traditions to younger generations; interest in the Aboriginal food experience (known as “bushtucker”) that has been stimulated primarily by tourism; and attempts to get traditional Aboriginal foods into gourmet restaurants.

Aboriginal edible grubs: Forget dietary tastes, it’s the data that’s lacking

“Bush foods could become part of the food scene in Australia in non-traditional forms such as soup or damper,” noted the researchers. Interest could be further swelled by growing awareness of edible insects globally and an increasing understanding of their nutritional benefits. But if these grubs are to have potential as a more mainstream food source, researchers say a considerable amount of further understanding is needed. Uk.businessinsider. Essento's burger, made from mealworm larvae, that will be sold at select Coop locations in Switzerland.

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Essento Beef might taste delicious, but producing it exhausts our planet's land and water. As a result, more chefs and retailers are searching for alternatives that taste like beef — including insects. Theconversation. There’s a lot of hype around edible insects.

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Insects are being championed as a healthy and sustainable alternative to conventional protein sources in Europe and the US, and “ento-prising” new products are appearing almost every week. Are protein-packed bugs the new superfood? Two new films are exploring how bugs are used in modern-day cuisine.

Are protein-packed bugs the new superfood?

(Rebecca Wellman) Meeru Dhalwala pulls a tray of roasted crickets from the oven as a camera zooms in on the toasty mound of browned bellies, papery wings and floss-thin legs. “Just like nuts, they get crispier when they cool down,” Ms. Dhalwala, executive chef and co-owner of Vancouver’s Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants, tells film director Ian Toews, before roughly grinding the edible bugs and mixing them into dough with chapati flour, jalapeno pepper, cumin, ginger and buttermilk. Cambodia's Bugs Cafe serves insect protein in all of its dishes. “For me, the key is to make it taste beautiful,” she later explains, beaming over a grilled cricket paratha spread with tomato chutney, sautéed cabbage and kale.

RELATED: Is it really okay to eat insects for a source of protein? If the thought of eating insects makes your stomach lurch, brace yourself because Canadians are about to hear a lot more about entomophagy. Both the B.C. The Pestaurant Cookbook. Enterra gets Canadian regulatory backing for insect larvae in chicken feed. “We can now offer a renewable protein alternative to those companies manufacturing and retailing chicken feed," said Victoria Leung, marketing and operations manager for Enterra.

Enterra gets Canadian regulatory backing for insect larvae in chicken feed

The approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) comes after four years of work, said the Vancouver based insect protein producer. The CFIA evaluated its dossier in terms of a novel feed ingredient; the assessment included a review of product safety for livestock, workers, food and the environment, along with data analysis. Dried BSF larvae © Enterra Feed Corporation In the US, the Ingredients Definition Committee of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) accepted Enterra’s application to use dried BSF larvae in salmonid feed earlier this year. Antoine Hubert, president of the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF), welcomed the regulatory development: “It is a significant step forward for the development of our industry,” he told us.

New Insect Protein Gains Approval for Use in Animal Feed: Regulatory Approval First of Its Kind in Canada. LANGLEY, BC--(Marketwired - July 20, 2016) - Enterra Feed Corporation has received regulatory approval for use of its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a feed ingredient for poultry broilers, the company announced today.

New Insect Protein Gains Approval for Use in Animal Feed: Regulatory Approval First of Its Kind in Canada

"This is a significant step forward," says Victoria Leung, marketing and operations manager for Enterra. "We can now offer a renewable protein alternative to those companies manufacturing and retailing chicken feed. " Enterra's manufacturing process at its facility in Langley, BC involves breeding and raising black soldier fly (BSF) larvae, and feeding them pre-consumer food waste that would otherwise go to landfill, composting or waste-to-energy operations where the food nutrient value would be lost.

There are several benefits to insect protein, and Enterra expects feed manufacturers to be eager to consider this ecological protein alternative, according to Andrew Vickerson, Chief Technology Officer with Enterra. Pestaurant - June 3rd, Rentokil Bites Back At Bugs! Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Bugs. Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Bugs | Review Among the many shock moments in Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi production Snowpiercer (2013) was the revelation that the primary source of the protean blocks provided to non-elite passengers at the back of the train were bugs.

Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Bugs

Europa concede a la Cochinilla de Canarias el sello de calidad de Denominación Origen Protegida - Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Aguas - Portal de Comunicación. Brand messaging that makes people eat insects. Many of us assume that humans think and act rationally, so when it comes to buying behaviour, we believe that people will buy the best things that they can for the lowest price.

Brand messaging that makes people eat insects

But research is revealing aspects of human behaviour that are surprising, suggesting that many consumers are far less calculative. Brands and ad professionals need to take note, because successful messaging doesn’t always involve telling people that something is the best, the cheapest or the right thing to do. In fact, such messaging can often appear counter-intuitive. Richard Shotton is head of insight at Zenith Optimedia. He spends much of his time poring through psychology textbooks, looking for theories that can be applied to ad campaigns. Des sauterelles pour nourrir les réfugiés syriens. Des falafels et de l’humus faits de fari­ne de sauterelles et inventés à Montréal pourraient bientôt nourrir les réfu­giés syriens dans les camps.

Des sauterelles pour nourrir les réfugiés syriens

Brand messaging that makes people eat insects. Edible Insect Desktop Hive (Farm432) finally arrives! LIVIN Farms Hive by L I V I N farms. Speed burger ose le Creepy Burger aux insectes. Plutôt innovant et parfois transgressif voire provoc, la chaîne de burgers livrés Speed Burger va faire parler d'elle avec son tout nouveau burger sorti à l'occasion d'Halloween : le Creepy Burger, un cheese burger aux vers de farine.

Speed burger ose le Creepy Burger aux insectes

La chaîne veut ainsi bousculer les habitudes alimentaires tout en s'invitant sur un nouveau terrain qui mérite débat : l'utilisation d'insectes dans l'alimentation. Pour le coup, la marque a choisi le ver de farine dont le goût s'approche de celui d'une chips avec une légère note de noisette. Afin de garantir une expérience saine et parfaitement sûre, Speed Burger a fait appel à insectescomestibles.fr, une société française spécialisée dans l'élevage, l'importation et la transformation de produits à base d'insectes comestibles. En édition limitée, le Creepy Burger est disponible du 29 octobre jusqu'au 1er novembre dans les points de vente participants à l'opération.