Ento-thusiast Monthly Digest: Mar 2016

Welcome to our March edition of the Ento-thusiast Monthly Digest. As always, if you have any suggestions for future newsletters, please do let me know. — Matt Anderson (editor)

 

News Digest

 

Chinese space team survives on mealworm diet for 105 days

Chinese Astronauts

A Chinese team has emerged from a sealed capsule, in which they subsisted on mealworms and plants for over three months in a study designed to determine if the high-protein diet could be used in lengthy space travel.

The Vegan Response to the Insect Eating Movement?

Stink Bug

The Vegan Response to the Insect Eating Movement? One of veganism’s competitors in the “save the world by changing your consumption habits” realm is entomophagy – eating insects.

Why we should all start putting insects in our mouths

The Independent

Mealworm haggis, bee sandwiches, coconut cricket rice cakes – is your mouth watering yet? If not, you wouldn’t be the only one. But why not?

 

Business Digest

 

Eat Grub: The Ultimate Insect Cookbook aims to normalise insect eating

Eat Grub Cookbook

Grub has teamed up with chef Sebastian Holmes, 25, to put together Eat Grub: The Ultimate Insect Cookbook, which mixes entomophagy with everyday meals.

Entoview with EntoCube

EntoCube

Janne Koskenniemi, one of the co-founders of EntoCube, chats to Olena about the development of their shipping container edible cricket farms.

You’ll Eat Bugs. These Investors Are Betting Millions on It

Exo

Greg Sewitz and Gabi Lewis are used to people laughing at their plan to get the world to eat bug powder. Guess who’s laughing now.

 

Research Digest

 

Effects of dietary Tenebrio molitor meal inclusion in free-range chickens | Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition

Edible insects in Latin America: old challenges, new opportunities | Journal of Insects as Food and Feed

Journal of Insects as Food and Feed

Researching Insects for Malnutrition: Where Will Entomophagy Have the Biggest Impact?

Darja Dobermann

More stories can be found on our Scoop.It page, Edible Bugs to Save the World, to where all of the above also link.