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eating bugs

Overcoming the yuck factor: Are you ready for bug food?

Could you describe the taste of roasted crickets? Grasshoppers? Mealworms? "They are meaty and crunchy and have a prawny, bacony flavour when roasted," says Neil Whippey, of Grub, describing the sensation of eating cricket. "They aren't squishy and horrible." Whippey is one of a handful of UK "entopreneurs," building businesses around entomophagy, human consumption of creepy-crawlies. As an insect-farmer and distributor, he's …

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Insect Protein

Are Bugs the New Superfood?

High in protein and sustainable, insects may just be the food of the future. North Americans aren’t used to thinking of insects as food. But the average bug is at least half protein, by dry weight, and that means it compares well to other animal sources of protein. What’s more, bugs are sustainable—and they can taste great. Ah, summer. A …

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