“Ugh! That's disgusting!”: Identification of the characteristics of foods underlying rejections based on disgust Research Report a School of Psychology, Flinders University of South Australia, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australiab University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Received 21 October 2004, Revised 15 November 2004, Accepted 22 September 2005, Available online 18 November 2005 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.appet.2005.09.001 Get rights and content Previous research has demonstrated that individuals' beliefs about the disgusting properties of foods play a central role in predicting willingness to eat novel foods of either animal or nonanimal origin (Martins & Pliner, in press). Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd.
How to Farm Insects at Home Hotlix is known primarily for its lollipops and other candy containing scorpions, crickets, or worms — the type of novelty treats you’d find in a gift shop on a pier. Though the products might seem a bit silly, the company is quite serious about its insects. “We process them here, to make sure nothing like bacteria gets on them,” says Hotlix owner Larry Peterman. He also manages the farming of the live animals. “We make sure ours are raised well. Though Peterman has always used this careful methodology with his food products, it’s only in the past month or so that restaurants and other food companies around the world have been coming to Peterman for advice and orders: the tiny Grover Beach, California company’s latest shipment of non-candied insects was sent to England. This increase in interest is tied directly to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ 2013 report focusing on edible insects. “One female cricket lays about 100 eggs in her 4-month lifespan.
Can Architect-Designed Insect Farms Solve World Hunger? By 2050, it is estimated that the world’s population could reach up to 9 billion people. It’s already become increasingly difficult to sustain our food systems, as we outgrow our supply and continue to deplete farmland. So what is the answer to this frightening dilemma? Belatchew Arkitekter came up with a shudder-worthy solution: bug farms. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection The Swedish firm has designed an alternative to Stockholm’s protein production problem by developing a way to farm large quantities of edible protein within the city’s fabric. Farming crickets from an egg to their ready-to-eat condition takes the guesswork out of food production. While Westerners might cringe at the idea of eating bugs, many other cultures and countries around the world — predominantly in Asia, Latin America, and Africa — eat insects for protein on a regular basis.
“Yummy” versus “Yucky”! Explicit and implicit approach–avoidance motivations towards appealing and disgusting foods Research report a Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UKb Department of Business Administration & MAPP, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé 10, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark Received 15 January 2014, Revised 15 February 2014, Accepted 30 March 2014, Available online 4 April 2014 Choose an option to locate/access this article: Check if you have access through your login credentials or your institution Check access doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.03.029 Get rights and content Highlights Subjects rated pleasantness, wanting, and disgust towards positive and negative foods. An indirect approach-avoidance task assessed their motivational tendencies. Ratings reflected extreme reactions, revealing a strong effect of the food category. Implicit measures were more sensitive to study rejection to negative foods. Abstract Wanting and rejecting food are natural reactions that we humans all experience, often unconsciously, on a daily basis. Keywords
Little Herds A Bold Architectural Proposal to Get People to Eat Bugs Some people might mentally retch that the United Nations, believing the world's population could hit 9 billion by 2050, thinks we should prepare to eat bugs. Not the folks at Sweden's Belatchew Arkitekter, though: They want to fast-track the insect-munching. Thus they've whipped up plans to build "vermin farms" upon Stockholm's major intersections, so that by 2018 everybody in the city will be guaranteed plentiful rations of six-legged foodstuffs. Their official name for these unconventional farms are "Buzz Buildings," presumably for the pleasant hum the millions of crickets will add to the urban soundscape. Stockholm is expected to have 940,700 inhabitants by the year 2018. in order to make food from bugs corresponding to the inhabitants’ meat consumption, about 500,000 m² of farmable surface is needed. by placing vermin farms in nine roundabouts throughout the city, the goal of making it self-sufficient in protein can be obtained.
Edible insects fly into spotlight: International conference to promote bugs as a sustainable, healthy delicacy MONTREAL — Insects generally prompt Canadians to reach for the fly swatter or bug spray, but at an international meeting this month in Montreal, academics and entrepreneurs will argue we should be licking our chops instead. Inspired by a 2013 report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization hailing insects as “healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish,” a growing number of North American enthusiasts are promoting six-legged protein. “Edible insects really are the quintessential urban agriculture product,” said Aruna Antonella Handa of Toronto, an organizer of Eating Innovation: the Art, Science, Culture and Business of Entomophagy, the conference taking place in Montreal Aug. 26-28. The people at Tiny Farms in Oakland, Calif., who will lead a plenary session at the conference, are intent on bringing about the day when snacking on locally sourced crickets is routine. Ms. Recipe for Crittle (a brittle with cricket) Ms.
Edible insects Insects as food and feed emerge as an especially relevant issue in the twenty-first century due to the rising cost of animal protein, food and feed insecurity, environmental pressures, population growth and increasing demand for protein among the middle classes. Thus, alternative solutions to conventional livestock and feed sources urgently need to be found. The consumption of insects, or entomophagy, therefore contributes positively to the environment and to health and livelihoods. It is estimated that insects form part of the traditional diets of at least 2 billion people. Until recently, insects were a seemingly inexhaustible resource obtainable by harvesting from nature. Environmental opportunities The environmental benefits of rearing insects for food and feed are founded on the high feed conversion efficiency of insects. Nutrition for human consumption Insects are a highly nutritious and healthy food source with high fat, protein, vitamin, fibre and mineral content. Farming systems
Cooking with insects: a minibeast maxifeast Les insectes font leur entrée dans les supermarchés néerlandais | Cuisine Deux magasins Jumbo du nord des Pays-Bas vendront dès vendredi des insectes sous la forme de burgers et boulettes, mais aussi frits et assaisonnés à la manière des croustilles. Le reste des 400 magasins de la chaîne suivront début 2015. De nombreux sites internet, grossistes et magasins spécialisés vendent déjà des insectes aux Pays-Bas sous différentes formes, simplement séchés ou préparés de manière plus élaborée, mais Jumbo est la première chaîne de supermarchés à se lancer dans leur vente. «Les insectes comestibles ne sont pas seulement bons pour la santé, mais ils sont aussi durables», a déclaré à l'AFP Laura Valks, porte-parole de Jumbo, selon laquelle les produits proposés seront préparés à l'aide de vers de farine et autres larves, de papillons notamment. Ils seront commercialisés sous les noms de «Buggy burgers» pour les burgers, «Buggy balls» pour les boulettes et «Buggy crisps» pour les insectes frits.
Where To Get Bugs | Girl Meets Bug Edible Insect Sources I am so thrilled that I am already receiving requests on where to buy edible insects. There are several reputable domestic sources for live bugs, which I have listed here, and others may be found on the web. It’s usually best to get live insects when you can — think of them like shrimp: the fresher, the better. Finding live insect farms is really pretty easy. Hotlix: The Original Candy That Bugs www.hotlix.com Hotlix is an established purveyor of insect candy: lollipops with scorpions, meal worms, or crickets inside; candied ants; and assorted chocolate-covered bugs. San Diego Wax Worms www.sdwaxworms.com When I called San Diego Wax Worms to ask about their rearing practices, the woman on the phone said that her husband “sometimes eats them raw.” Fluker Farms www.flukerfarms.com/ I don’t know what it is about Fluker Farms crickets, but they taste great! Rainbow Mealworms Southern California Compton-based bug farm. Hooray! SmallStock Foods