Category Archives: Food

Insects As Fish Food

Many fish are predators and naturally consume insects as part of their diet. Thus, it may seem strange that the European Union in its oversight of food production does not currently allow the use of commercially reared insects in feed … Continue reading

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Insects As Feed

Commercial food production in the US and Canada is tightly regulated. The appearance of problems such as Mad Cow Disease that can be transmitted in animal feed have reinforced the importance of testing and research into effects of feed on … Continue reading

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From Food to Art

Sculpture Jan Fabre incorporates Jewel Beetles into many of his works of art such as the globe pictured at left. Jewel Beetles have a captivating iridescence that adds color and sparkle. The color is not constant but changes with the … Continue reading

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Futuristic Insect Rearing

An increase in food (especially protein) production will be needed to feed our growing world population. Insect production may be part of the mix. Insects can be processed as food for livestock and other animals or for human consumption. To … Continue reading

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Living With Shrimp Allergy

Around 2% of Americans are estimated to be allergic to shrimp and other shellfish. Those with allergies experience a variety of symptoms after consuming shrimp ranging from mild to severe. Shrimp belong to the Class Crustacea, the Class most closely … Continue reading

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Insects & Processed Food

Insects are under investigation as potential sources of protein for animal and human diets. Western cultures are reluctant to eat insects, despite the popularity of many of their crustacean cousins (Think shrimp.). However, insects can be processed into flour that … Continue reading

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Living With GMO Labels

Five words in small print “Partially Produced With Genetic Engineering” are beginning to appear on food products across the US. This label complies with a 2014 law passed in Vermont to require foods that are made from genetically modified organisms. … Continue reading

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