Coming soon: Food safety rules for bugs

Like it or not, over the past few years, the Western world has been creeping steadily closer toward the idea of insects as mainstream food. (Many Asian and South American countries are worlds ahead in that respect, where insects are often part of meals or sold as tasty street stall snacks.) With the latest move […]

Cockroach milk: the next big ‘dairy’ alternative?

You’ve probably heard about the most popular alternative “dairy” products: soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk, and so on. These sound fairly palatable to most people, but one of the latest alternatives generating discussion might make you do a double take: insect milk.

It’s not as gross as it sounds — insect milk, […]

Insects for dinner? Scientists propose idea to improve food security

In an effort to improve food availability and nutrition, scientists in Kenya are suggesting adding insects, such as crickets, grasshoppers, caterpillars and termites, to their citizens’ daily diet.

Dr. Sunday Ekesi, a principal scientist at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), said in a recent article that there are more than 2,000 […]