Entomophagy

Entomophagy

en·t​o·​moph·agynoun

The practice of eating insects, especially by people.

10 hours ago
Just started my mealworm farm. Wondering about the taste of the pupas. Has anyone ever tried it? : entomophagy https://t.co/tAw8r6cNvj https://t.co/0qdHhxds9l
14 hours ago
@georgecmcgavin As an insect lover what are your thoughts on entomophagy and do you believe it could be the answer to saving the planet?
14 hours ago
My Senior Thesis got its 1st citation: "Dissecting Cricket Genomes for the Advancement of Entomology and Entomophagy" ⁠— Thank you Waseda University & Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan — Thank you Biophysical Reviews and Springer Publishing:

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14 hours ago
My Senior Thesis got its 1st citation: "Dissecting Cricket Genomes for the Advancement of Entomology and Entomophagy" ⁠— Thank you Waseda University & Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan — Thank you Biophysical Reviews and Springer Publishing:

https://t.co/jbS2tp9pBM
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Many countries already are “entomophagous,” feeding on bugs such as beetles, mealworms, and grasshoppers as a culinary delight: 36 African countries, 23 in the Americas, 29 in Asia, and 11 in Europe

National Geographic

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took a stab at #cicada cookies from @CicadaCrewUMD recipe set! slight nutty flavor but not really noticeable on a chocolate cookie beyond texture. May try a garlic stir fry next. #BroodX #entomophagy

@Rob_O_Malley

Some insect farmers believe that mechanical shredding is the least painful way to kill insects suitable for human consumption. Freezing is also commonly used for commercial entomophagy operations, though as discussed above, there is debate over whether freezing is fully humane.

Insect Euthanasia Wikipedia Entry

Geographical Interest

Country-level searches for “entomophagy” over the past 5 years via GoogleTrends data

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