4Ento Food News Roundup: End of 2015


Welcome to the last roundup of 2015!

This month brings us a flood of crowd funding campaigns, showing how much the Ento world is booming right now. So head on over to the ones that take your fancy, and help them reach their goals. Even a small donation can really help.

There are also some inspiring new TEDx talks, some interesting publications and of course our in-depth coverage of the new changes to the EU Laws.

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Ento Posts

The most exciting thing to happen in the insect world all year – a decision from the EU on allowing insects as Novel Foods!

Read all about it in our post.

Crowd Funding – Please help spread the insect-word !!

(6 days left) Eat Grub Bar: a delicious, protein packed energy boost made with cricket flour, dark chocolate, mango and coconut!

These guys are almost there! help them reach their goal.

(11 days left) Bugs on the Menu – Theatrical Feature Documentary

A feature-length documentary about an alternate source of protein that may help to feed future generations around the world

(26 days to go – almost half funded) JIMINI’S – Your daily Energy bars made with Cricket Flour

Handmade healthy bars, made with cricket flour, dried fruits and almonds. Get the cricket power with JIMINI’S !

(29 days to go – almost half funded) Insects & You – Pasta insects/Insectes & Vous – Les pâtes aux insectes

Creation of a range of protein pasta-based edible insects

(36 days to go – and only $450 needed) LIVIN Farms Hive

The world´s first desktop hive for edible insects : empowering you to grow a food revolution straight out of your kitchen!

(Successfully funded) The Gateway Bug

A pioneering documentary feature film on entomophagy, sustainable food production and the booming edible insect industry in America.

(Successfully funded) Critter Bitters: Cocktail bitters made with toasted crickets

Drinking cocktails won’t save the world, but eating insects might. Critter Bitters take the ‘ick’ factor out of eating insects.

Crickets malnutrition/J-44 Grillons la malnutrition!

Soutenez Songhaï et Experts Solidaires dans la mise en place d’une filière d’élevage et de transformation d’insectes comestibles au Bénin.

Fortified Biscuits In The malnourished people in Benin and in Africa / Fortified Biscuits for Malnourished People in Benin and Africa


NY Eats Bugs

Where: NYES, The Explorers Club, MSNH, Alimentary Initiatives, NYC

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

Essbare Insekten – Konstituierende Sitzung

Where: ETH, Rämistrasse – Zürich

When: 27.11.2015,  9:30 – 15:30

Insects as alternative food

When: 3rd December

Afton Halloran is a PhD Fellow at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. Together with international researchers that comprise the group GREEiNSECT, she offers insight into how insects for human consumption can provide alternative livelihood strategies in rural regions of low- and medium-income countries in the tropics.

Insects as food and feed – an interdisciplinary workshop

Where: Oxford Martin School,University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

When: 4th December 2015 Time: 10:00 – 16:30

Cricket Cook-Off

Where: WeWork Custom House, 220 8th Ave NW, Portland, OR 97209

When:  09 Dec 2015, 6:00 PM

invenire-liveWhy edible insects are a business opportunity (Online)

(With Invenire´s market analyst and sustainability expert Johanna Tanhuanpää)

This presentation will outline 5 key reasons why the mainstream food industry should consider incorporating insect protein into their products.

Second edition of the Edible Insect Workshop ( Feed & Food )

When: February 18 2016

Where: Wageningen University, Holland



Tasty but nasty?

Exploring the role of sensory-liking and food appropriateness in the willingness to eat unusual novel foods like insects

• Hui Shan Grace Tana, b, c, , ,
• Arnout R.H. Fischerb,
• Hans C.M. van Trijpb,
• Markus Stiegera, c

Edible Insects, An Industrial Analysis Report of Mealworms

M. Doerr, Germany
M. Floru, Belgium
M. Maniglier, France
M. Palit, Indonesia
I. Saenz, Mexico

Creating a market for a more sustainable alternative: entomophagy businesses in Europe

Author: Telfser, Katharina

Mealworms for Food: A Water Footprint Perspective

Pier Paolo Miglietta , Federica De Leo ,, Marcello Ruberti and Stefania Massari

New TEDx Talks

Can crickets save the world | Leslie Ziegler | TEDxHackney

Published on Nov 9, 2015

Leslie Ziegler – is the cofounder of Bitty Foods, a company introducing edible insects to the western diet, and serves as an advisor to several start ups at the convergence of health and technology.

Le criquet, le nouveau homard ? | Julia et Sarah Berdugo | TEDxParisSalon

Published on Nov 6, 2015

Julia et Sarah ont réussi à allier leur passion respective, nutrition et environnement, dans un projet commun qui vise à proposer une nouvelle source de protéines non-polluante dans des barres de céréales à base de farine d’insectes.

What A Year

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