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I Ate Wasps and Scorpions at New York’s First Bug Eating Festival

A single seared shrimp sat atop a scoop of mashed avocado with a healthy scoop of salty black specks overflowing onto the plate beside it. If I didn’t already know what I had gotten myself into, I would have been certain the topping was caviar—each spot popped just like a sturgeon egg might have. But rather than fishiness came an alien citrus flavour unlike any meat I’d ever tasted. After all, I was eating black ants. Read More >>

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Crickets Aren’t the Superfood of the Future They’re Cracked Up to Be

Bug-eating evangelists like to talk about how crickets are caloric magic, claiming the insects can transform table scraps into a crunchy, healthy protein. A new study debunks at least one aspect of what’s being touted everywhere as the food of the future: Crickets are not the resource-efficient calorie-making machines we believe them to be. Read More >>

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This Insect Farm Grows Fly Larvae for Your Dinner

They're safer than fish, healthier than beef, and cheaper than chicken—bugs: They're what's for dinner. To help get a few more of those insects into our diets, a forward-looking designer has built the Fly Factory, a system for breeding fly larvae for human consumption. Read More >>