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Become Your Own Insect Farmer

eating insects

If you are growing and raising your own insects for personal consumption, does that make you a farmer or rancher? Regardless, that’s exactly what designer Katharina Unger at Farm 432 has envisioned with a counter-top insect breeding system for your kitchen. Counter-Top Insect Breeding System- Become Your Own Insect Farmer Are you the adventurous type who is looking for a higher quality protein; a protein that has fewer calories, and less fat than other “more traditional” proteins? With the recent Paleo diet, and thousands of people becoming more and more obsessed with returning to the roots of food, some are turning to eating insects. While the thought of popping a… Read More

Bug Dishes You Can Serve This Thanksgiving

Pecan Pie

Are you growing tired of the same old Thanksgiving dinner? You know the typical turkey with cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and pumpkin pie! Well, me neither. My stomach’s growling and my mouth watering just thinking about the savory meal! But for those adventurous types out there, do you want to mix things up this turkey day? Why not try a “buggy Thanksgiving!” It’s called entomophagy, or the art of eating insects, and it can offer a rather nutritional twist to your Thanksgiving dinner. Here are a few bug dishes you can serve this Thanksgiving: Main Dish: Deep Fried Scorpion On A Stick   We eat turkeys… Read More

Top 10 Edible Bugs

Bug Suckers

Most people agree that insects are unappetizing, but did you know that some people actually enjoy munching on them? It’s true- people who consume insects are practicing entomophagy, which is actually more common that you would think. Many insects are actually a good (and cheap) source of protein, and while most people eat bugs out of necessity, nowadays they are also considered a delicacy. Below you will find a list of the top 10 edible insects, based on taste and popularity. 10. Weaver Ants Eggs    Weaver ants eggs are used as a tasty dip or topping for salad and tortilla chips in Thailand. However, they can only be collected… Read More

Are Insects Paleo?

How do you know if somebody is doing CrossFit? They will be sure to tell you all about it! The CrossFit community is a passionate group to say the least. With all seriousness, you can definitely tell if somebody is avid about CrossFit, and has been doing it for awhile… Their muscles will be bulging out of their shirt. With this growing nationwide Crossfit trend, many CrossFit enthusiasts are practicing the accompanying Paleo diet. As a bug guy, this Paleo lifestyle struck my curiosity… “Are insects Paleo?” What Is Paleo? You’ve heard it called the caveman diet. Others call it the ancestral, primal, real-food, or nutrient-dense diet. Whatever you call… Read More

Eating Insects—The Next Celebrity Fad

Move over raw veggies and iced soy mocha’s, and make way for… BUGS? Madonna endorses the Flaxseed Diet; Beyonce, the Maple Syrup Diet. Now a few celebrities have come out and admitted to not only eating bugs, but loving them! Could this be the next trend in Hollywood foods? Celebrities Eating Insects Angelina Jolie and her family frequently travel the world for vacations and movie shoots. During their travels, Angelina Jolie admits to indulging in local delicacies, which sometimes includes crickets, roaches, and other insects. The actress opened up in a promotional video for Louis Vuitton’s Core Values campaign and said her and her kids fell in love with eating crickets… Read More