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Why these startups want you to eat bugs

Gold-coated crickets sit on chocolates. Photograph by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen — AFP/Getty Images

Gold-coated crickets sit on chocolates.
Photograph by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen — AFP/Getty Images

Insect eating is common in 80% of the world’s countries — but not in the U.S. or Europe. Now, several entrepreneurs are working to bring the edible insect market to the US and Europe.

It used to be only a few specialized ethnic restaurants like Toloache in New York City or Typhoon in Santa Monica offered insects on the menu (grasshopper tacos and stir-fried silkworm pupae, respectively). Not anymore.

Now, you can order insect protein bars and cricket flour on Amazon. For those with a sweet tooth, there are cricket flour chocolate chip cookies.
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Insectpreneur Series: Interview with Dr Aaron T. Dossey of All Things Bugs LLC

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In this month’s edition of our Insectpreneur Series we have another great interview lined up with Dr Aaron T. Dossey of All Things Bugs LLC!

Dr. Dossey and his team are creating some of the highest quality Finely Milled Whole Cricket Powder in the industry, and at a large scale. And as we all know, cricket powder is one of the most useful and versatile ingredients in the edible insect food range.

So without any further ado, let’s dive into the interview with Dr. Dossey!

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Research project will improve efficiencies in cricket farming

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The first US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded research program into insect farming for human food has commenced in the US, with the target of finding new ways to enhance cricket growth while lowering the cost of raising them.

A $100,000 grant from USDA’s Small Business Innovation Research program will allow Georgia-based cricket flour producer All Things Bugs to study how to increase automation in the rearing of crickets. The focus of the project, in particular, will be on harvesting, watering and feed formulations.

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FINELY MILLED WHOLE CRICKET POWDER

1 Pound Sample Bags Now Available

NEW sample bags starting at $39 per pound. Check out our products today! Contact us about Discounts our 30 pound bags for larger volume orders. info@allthingsbugs.com

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