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Da Pupa Generation   Energy, let’s save it!   FAO Kids advocate for pulses “Five superheroes with mundane superpowers– e.g. abundant empathy, vast knowledge, and boundless social skills. Their mission is to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, eliminate poverty and ensure sustainable use of natural resources in order to make the world a better place.”   Cartoon Book on Conservation Agriculture Submitted by Lea Michalczik on Tue, 12/02/2013 – 11:43 This carton book is a training resource provided by the Conservation Agriculture Team of FAO and the China Agricultural University illustrating the principles of Conservation Agriculture (CA).
Insects for the planet   Why should you not worry about insects eating poop !!   Dead stuff: The secret ingredient in our food chain By John C. Moore TED-Ed
Fun Activities   Insect Activity Sheets Insect related activity sheets in pdf format for you to print and use by BugFacts Word Search: Bees Insect Body Parts Crossword: Insects Habitat Match Insect Checklist : Which have you seen? Download this great 4 page checklist by bugfacts!!   Summit your Edible Insect Ideas to LEGO How It Works !!!     Some Amazon items             Take the Animalcorner Insect Bug Test !!     WikiHow   How to Raise Grasshoppers: 8 Steps (with Pictures)   wikiHow to Take Care of and Breed Grasshoppers   wikiHow to Raise Your Own Crickets   wikiHow to Raise Mealworms[...]
Insect Heroes Get a taste of the amazing world of some great edible insects via BUGfacts.net & National Geographic Kids.   Cricket “My Home: I am found in North America and throughout other parts of the world. ”   Grasshopper “I am found in gardens, fields, on crops and forests in almost all climates worldwide.”   Pill Bug (Rollie Pollie) “My Home: I am found in most regions of the world. I live in moist dark areas, under rocks, bark, leaves and logs.”     Rhinoceros Beetle Rhinoceros Beetles are among the largest of beetles in the world. The Rhinoceros Beetle is aptly named because[...]
Entomophagy…   …is a term of Ancient Greek origins, and means using insects as a source of food. It can be found in insects that eat other insects, birds, amphibians and mammals. Non-human animals that feed on insects are known as insectivores. The term also describes human insect-eating, which can be found in parts of North, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Insect-eating is uncommon, or even taboo in some societies.   Videos   Should We All Be Eating Insects?   Should we eat bugs? By Emma Bryce   Let’s Talk About Entomophagy[...]
This is a guest post from Nathan Preteseille. It is refreshing to see such young and talented Jeune homme standing up for the planet, with such work values and amazing fresh energy! Thank you Nathan. Ana C. Day Insects as Food and Feed constitute one of the major options for a future source of protein to feed our fast growing population expected to reach about 9 billion in 2050 : at AETS in Bangkok where I am working in this field, it has been understood and there is an increasing move and development to the Ento way ! It has been especially highlighted during the last[...]
Long time no write! Freelancing and managing my teenage son’s schedule is exhausting but I am never to far away, and always committed to Edible Insects! I have continued to share with you over the social channels every piece of news or events (within my reach) in the past 3 quarters of 2016. I won’t be doing a summary of them as I fear it will take the “new” out of the newsletter. Instead, let’s focus on what is new. Is has been and exiting 2016 so far for our sector. Insect Detroit, the first international edible insect conference in the US[...]
It’s been a long time since we last visited your mailbox, but here I am passing by to keep you up to date on the #Insectbased world! You have heard me say before that the ento-feed sector is relatively quiet compared to the ento-food sector, but when it comes to closing deals and other achievements, HURRAH !! In 2016 the industry was riding high by winning the “DSM innovations award in Aquaculture”, acquisitions by big corporations like Intrexon and the formation of joint ventures with Darling Ingredients Inc !! Furthermore, gaining Regulatory approval for use in animal feed in Canada, as well as the world’s first[...]
PPM and ATB provide an international expert’s platform on insects as food, feed and non-food Topics Technical, commercial, ecological, political and ethical issues of insect utilization were discussed, in particular: Insects production systems Rearing substrate optimisation Established production systems Mass rearing systems, industrialisation Automation Application of insects as feed Nutrient composition Use for pets, in aquaculture and for farm animals Feed safety Utilization of insects as food Processing and fractionation Use in gastronomy and food retailing Food safety Evaluation of the use of insects Consumer acceptance Ecologic and economic assessment Status of legislation Ethical issues Non-food applications of insects Insect[...]
Ce qui a déclenché votre intérêt pour les insectes comestibles? Pourquoi les vers de farine en particulier? Quand nous avons démarré en 2011, à part quelques scientifiques dans des laboratoires de recherches universitaires, tout le monde disait : “Les insectes sont formidables au niveau nutritionnel et leur élevage a un très faible impact sur l’environnement. Ce seront certainement les aliments du future !”. On a entendu cela depuis trente ou quarante ans ! Et le future n’était jamais là … Anne et moi nous sommes dit “Le future c’est maintenant ! Les insectes alimentaires, c’est bien d’en parler, mais il faut surtout passer à l’action[...]

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