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Bill Broadbent
Edible Bugs

You don‘t have to eat an insect to understand why our perception of insects as food needs to change

Sep 27 · 3 min read

People here in the West have an aversion to eating an ancient food our ancestors ate and billions of people eat today. Insects are a healthy protein-rich food source available to just about anyone anywhere. It’s environmentally friendly, raised humanely, and offers a low-tech business opportunity to people around the world.

Edible Insects
Edible Insects
Edible Bugs

May 30, 2020 · 4 min read

Here’s the definition of Entomophagy. The odds are that you’ll read this and then stop reading further due to unwarranted cultural fears.

Food Security
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Edible Bugs

Jul 11, 2020 · 4 min read

At the end of a recent presentation, someone who had shown up late was munching on one of the cookies being handed out, and she wanted to ask a question. She preceded her question by mentioning that the nutritional, environmental, and sustainable aspects of eating insects appealed to her, but she can not imagine ever getting over the ick factor. It’s a serious mental challenge for a lot of people.

Cricket Powder
Bill Broadbent
Edible Bugs

Jun 6, 2020 · 4 min read

Here in the West, we consider bugs the food of the poor or to be consumed only as survival food. This is affecting the world in ways you may not be aware of.

Traditional Food Sources Abandoned Because of Our Unwarranted Cultural Fears
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Edible Bugs

Jun 13, 2020 · 3 min read

Half-past midnight, Alec noticed the “Scorp-It” table card that offered a real Manchurian Scorpion added to a cocktail and lit on fire for $5. He dared Tom to join him, and the two bought a couple of Flaming Scorpion Cocktails.

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Edible Bugs

Jun 3, 2020 · 5 min read

Jackson was a world traveler and considered herself open to any adventure. But, tonight, she was put on the spot. For an extra $5, her tequila shot would include “the Worm.” “El Maguey.”

Mezcal Worm
Bill Broadbent
Edible Bugs

Jun 3, 2020 · 5 min read

Heady stuff, I know. I’m claiming that adding one type of food to your menu will make the world a better place. It will open up the minds of clients and begin them on a path of understanding because you engaged in the Greatest Culinary Challenge of our Lifetime!

Entomophagy Chefs
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Edible Bugs

Jun 9, 2020 · 5 min read

Ancient Food
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Edible Bugs

May 26, 2020 · 3 min read

The most overlooked protein source available is easy to grow at home, and it can be fed leftovers. Growing your own protein is kind of like gardening. Micro-Farming might be a better way to describe it.

Protein
Bill Broadbent
Edible Bugs

May 25, 2020 · 14 min read

Walking around the State Fair looking at the livestock and the kids that raise them, it struck me that Mini-Livestock were not represented. Considering the fact that they’re easy to raise humanely, they’re sustainable and super nutritious, it was a shame that they weren’t represented. So, I decided to do something about it and wrote this article on How to Raise Crickets.

How to Raise Crickets
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Edible Bugs

May 29, 2020 · 3 min read

Are you looking for a new green venture? Consider growing Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae sold as a high protein fish food. This business resolves two problems we face as our population grows by 50% over the next 50 years.

Black Soldier Fly Farm
Greaan Leaf
Edible Bugs

May 28, 2020 · 6 min read | Featured in Medium’s Food Homepage May 29, 2020

Dried Katydids are one of my favorites; they taste kind of like pistachio nuts. I can eat crickets all day, but I have to say, earthworms have not hit my palate yet. They’re kind of gross. Survival food.

Edible Hornworm
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Edible Bugs

May 26, 2020 · 4 min read

All spiders are scary looking, but the Black Widow is one of the most terrifying. One look and you know to leave it alone. It looks like it can hurt you!

Black-Widow-Spider
Bill Broadbent
Edible Bugs

May 19, 2020 · 3 min read

One day, back in 2014, my son and I were driving somewhere when he asked why, here in the United States, we don’t eat insects. I gave him what he called a Dad answer. So he began to research it.

Sam Broadbent
Medium
Edible Bugs

May 18, 2020 · 3 min read

We should be very afraid, but not of being stung. Even if you live in an area where Asian Giant Hornets live, you should have little fear of being stung. These hornets do not get aggressive with humans unless they are being disturbed. So, just walking by a few will not provoke any response.

Murder Hornets