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When it comes to food trends, a huge amount can change in a year. In late 2013, I wrote ablog outlining my thoughts on entomophagy, questioning how insects can be incorporated into Western diets in a way that supports rather than undermines the traditional landscapes knowledge networks and food cultures that entomophagy emerged from in the first place (namely Asia, Africa and parts of Central and South America).

Some of this hesitancy to see entomophagy as a panacea is still lingering in my mind, however it is absolutely startling to see how – in the space of just over a year – eating insects has gone from a predominantly rhetorical focus of UN FAO reports to one of the up and coming food trendsin the West.

I thought I should do some research into how grubs have, and continue to be, marketed in the West. The first step is…

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