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FAO – Forest Insects as Food: Humans Bite Back: A Workshop Focused on Asia-Pacific Resources and Their Potential for Development took placed on February 19 – 21, 2008 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Click here for information on the FAO.

Click here for information on the FAO conference.

Article from The Taipei News on the FAO conference.

Food Factory Foundation: The goal of the Food Factory Project is to overcome the factors that have limited the success of Entomophagy in being a solution for world hunger. The FoodFactory Projects’ unique approach to reach this goal is the development of a nursery where insects are industrially reared for food, and a plan to implement these nurseries in areas with high starvation rates.

How Stuff Works: An exceptional article on the subject of Entomophagy compiled by the good folks at How Stuff Works.com.

Nutritional and Dietary Facts: There are 1, 462 recorded species of edible insects: 100 grams of cricket contains: 121 calories, 12.9 grams of protein, 5.5 g. of fat, 5.1 g. of carbohydrates, 75.8 mg. calcium, 185.3 mg. of phosphorous, 9.5 mg. of iron, 0.36 mg. of thiamin, 1.09 mg. of riboflavin, and 3.10 mg. of niacin. Compare this with ground beef, which, although contains more protein (23.5 g.), also has 288.2 calories and a whopping 21.2 grams of fat!

The New York Times: New York Times article on the subject of Entomophagy from 2/10/08, written by Sam Nejame (featuring Dave Gracer).

The Providence Phoenix: Eating bugs can help a troubled planet (featuring Dave Gracer) By JESSICA KERRY | October 31, 2007.

“The Human Use of Insects as a Food Resource:  A Bibliographic Account in Progress” compiled by Gene R. De Foliart, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Professor De Foliart also has a site titled “Food as Insects”, but I’m not sure how often it is tended to. It’s a great site, in fact a must read for anyone interested in the subject of Entomophagy.

Essortment.com: Entomophagy: using insects as a food source

MSN Encarta: http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_701702408/entomophagy.html

Alternative Journal: Eating Insects: Waiter, there’s no fly in my soup. by Wayne Roberts. Alternatives Journal is a long-standing leader in environmental journalism that provides environmental ideas and solutions to readers in Canada and around the globe.

Philadelphia Weekly: BugFest Buffet by John Steele - Advocating for a creepy crawly cuisine

Entomophagy Anyone? Bugs May Be The Cuisine Of The New Century.

National Geographic: Eating Cicadas Are Healthy and Good For You.

The Washington Post: Cicadas: Good Enough to Eat?

The Brown Daily Herald: Bugs: the other other white meat by Chaz Firestone, 11/14/08.

“It's Hard to Eat Just One - 

A brief and crunchy defense of Entomophagy
” By Ian Frazier

The Huffington Post: Who Needs Meat When You’ve Got Bugs? By Kerry Trueman, Huffington Post. Posted February 14, 2008.

Earth News: Eating bugs — tasty and good for the environment? Posted on June 23rd, 2008 By Sara Goodman

Fox News: U.N. Conference Promotes Insect-Eating for Everyone From Famine Victims to Astronauts, Sunday, February 24, 2008.

Science For Kids spoke with Dr. White an Agricultural Research Service entomologist about Entomophagy.

Critters on the Menu - Pass the Bugs, Please

Insects Formerly Used As Food By Indigenous Populations of North America North of Mexico. This is a must read for any anthropologist or cultural entomologist and for anyone interested in indigenous history!

Blogs About Entomophagy

Dave Gracer’s personal blog

David George Gordon, Author, Lecturer, Bug Chef Extraordinaire

CHOW: Bug Appétit! - June 05, 2008

Food and Cooking on Squidoo

Insects: When It's Okay to Eat Them by Ed Charles - 29th July 2008 | 04:47 AET.

Baltimore Sun: Cicada Cuisine – Whether fried, roasted or boiled, the insects are cherished by hardy eaters, by Isaac Rehert, Sun Staff, June 2, 1987.

Eating bugs fine in many cultures by Mia Stainsby, Canwest News Service, Published: Sunday, July 06, 2008.

Eating insects is good for us and for the environment, scientists claim by BETH HALE

B.A.B.ES. The Bay Area Bug Eating Society was formed on February 8, 1999.

All kinds of bugs can be part of a balanced diet. Check the nutritional values of a variety of species here

The Journal of Nutrition: Heat Treatment in the pupae of the African Silkworm

ThaiTable.com: Snacking on Deep Fried Bugs in Thailand

Eating bugs is good for the environment, posted on InTheFray Blogs

WeirdMeat.com is a travel and food blog created by a guy from California named Michael as an “academic project.” WeirdMeat documents experiences eating strange foods from around the world. Blog includes articles, travel stories, and photos. Here’s a posting on seahorse soup.

In "ISAN" area markets, it is possible to eat bugs like scorpions, grasshoppers, larva, beetles and even sometimes dogs.

Our Friend the Cicada

The true history of the worm in the bottle

University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

University of Kentucky Department of Entomology – Raising Mealworms

Alethia Price of the Manataka American Indian Council posts about eating bugs here.

Grow a Brain Blog: There is an entire section on Entomophagy.