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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[...]
Insectpreneurs Series: The Team at Ento Bento
Today you are in for a treat, but not your standard kind. We are interviewing the Ento Bento team about dog treats! Most of our interviewees in this series are either creating products for human consumption or industry. So this will make for an interesting take on the insects as food challenge! The Ento Bento team are currently rallying support with their kickstarter campaign, so please take a moment to pop over and take a look (either before or after reading the interview :>) What Sparked Your Interest in Dog Treats? We started out as complete strangers in a Startup[...]
Insectpreneurs Series: Anne & Damien Huysmans of Green Kow
  Note: This post was translated from French, so please forgive any inconsistencies. This month we have another exciting interview with a successful insectpreneurs: Damien & Anne Huysmans of Green Kow in Belgium. Not only is it great to hear the details of how these entrepreneurs get started in the industry, their struggles, first wins and advice. But it is also great to see a company that has managed to enter the mainstream with their edible insect products – Green Kow have their products on the shelves at a major Belgian supermarket chain. So jump right in and see how[...]
Insectpreneurs Series: Gil Berholz from Co-Prot
Today we are going to learn about the Insectpreneur story behind Co-Prot. Co-Pro was founded by Gil Berholz, who was educated in both agricultural science and agribusiness,  and has extensive experience in agri-trade and export industry. In order to supply the growing insect-based animal protein feed business, Co-Prot was established with a focus on South East Asian markets. I have followed Gil’s adventures since the beginning, 2 preparation months and the opening  of their pilot facility on 0.4 hectare in Siem Reap, the Kingdom of Cambodia.   His overcoming some difficulties and managing to get the breeding cycle started, his energy on looking for partners and[...]
Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Dr Aaron T. Dossey of All Things Bugs LLC
  In this month’s edition of our Insectpreneur Series we have another great interview lined up with Dr Aaron T. Dossey of All Things Bugs LLC! Dr. Dossey and his team are creating some of the highest quality Finely Milled Whole Cricket Powder in the industry, and at a large scale. And as we all know, cricket powder is one of the most useful and versatile ingredients in the edible insect food range. So without any further ado, let’s dive into the interview with Dr. Dossey! What sparked your interest in insect based protein alternatives? I’ve always been fascinated by insects. I’m[...]
Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Skye Blackburn of Bug Shop
This month we are heading Downunder to meet a fellow bug lover who also has a successful online business. Skye Blackburn, also known as Butterfly Skye,  started out with a love for bugs which then developed into a thriving business. A great success story we can all learn from, she now supplies bugs to 15 restaurants in Sydney too. She has been featured all over the internet, and you can check out a lot of those articles here. And now on with the interview… What sparked your interest in Edible Insects? Since I was a small child I have had[...]
Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Grub Co-founder Neil Whippey
Welcome to the first of many exciting interviews with up and coming Insectpreneurs! That’s right, a new word for you all. These are the movers and shakers of the insect/entomophagy industry. People who have started businesses and making a difference in the field, and in the world. I will be presenting one amazing person each month and look forward to sharing their stories and insights with you. Our first guest: Neil Whippey of Grub How Did You Get The Idea For Grub? It was late 2012 when a series of interesting conversations took place between Shami (co-founder) and I. Shami had[...]

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