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Vegetarians And Insect Protein
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:17:53 GMT
I saw an online poll the other day that got me thinking. It asked vegetarians whether or not they would eat insect protein. I considered that a pretty interesting question. While I am not a vegetarian, I know what it is to be one and even have a strict vegan or two in my circle of acquaintances. The question to them would produce pretty much the same single word answer: No! But the whole concept is what has me more intrigued than anything else. I know the argument from vegans/vegetarians is [...]
Bug Myths
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:31:59 GMT
​In the time that I have been studying edible insects as an alternative protein source, I have encountered a number of myths. Some of them are half-truths, others are based on misinformation and there are others that are just plain silly. In this article I am going to look at a few of the myths I have come across and will attempt to debunk them. 1 – Spiders Are Considered Insects This is an easy one to confuse. Spiders, and even scorpions, are Arachnids, not insects. Arachn [...]
Why I Think Insect Protein Is A Winner
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 03:38:56 GMT
​I write about a lot of things in my freelance work. Oddly enough, the only time I wrote anything extensive regarding insect protein was when I published my eBook on the subject. That’s not to say it’s a topic that no one wants to explore. I think it’s still a topic that is slightly ahead of its time. As a result I have a few ideas as to why I think insect protein is such an interesting alternative food source. 1 – Its Easy To Produce I think one of the th [...]
Insect Protein Still Rules My Days
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:25:47 GMT
It was a year ago today, on August 31, 2016, when we finally completed emptying out our downtown storefront office. It was where we had published a weekly community newspaper since February 2004. The paper I had bought from my former boss and it meant both my wife, Brenda, and I had essentially bought jobs for ourselves. Technology eventually ate away at our small town business but before we started to close the business I had turned to the new technology to help. One of the first things I [...]
It Doesn't Bug Me At All
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 22:14:30 GMT
​There is something about edible insects that I have recently learned. It has not so much to do with the actually critters but more to do with what you seem to think about them. When I wrote my eBook “The Foodie Guide To Farming Insects For Protein” I expected it to sell. I just didn’t expect it to be a steady seller. In fact, in the past couple of months it has outsold all my other eBooks combined by a rate of 5 to 1. To date it stands alone as my top selling eBook. [...]
From Eat Bugs To Insect Protein
Sun, 18 Jun 2017 05:00:35 GMT
​Today I finally made the change. After operating this website with the domain name of since I launched it, I changed it. I had purchased two really good keyword domain names but did not want to start all over again and go through a complete rebuild if I could avoid it. Today I just went ahead and switched domains. It was pretty easy. This website and blog will now appear at and I’ll still forward visitors from the previous domain. In fact, [...]
Crickets Continue To Sell
Thu, 25 May 2017 04:54:28 GMT
​What I have grown to affectionately refer to as my ‘Cricket eBook’ has become my best selling publication to date. In fact, it has outsold all of my other eBooks combined. Plus, it receives the most pages read online than all my other eBooks combined as well. Why it is so popular is still a bit of a mystery to me. Titled “The Foodie Guide to Farming Insects for Protein” I published it at Amazon as a Kindle product on October 14, 2015. At the time, it wa [...]
Cricket Protein Bar Taste Test -
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:01:53 GMT
Coast Protein of New Westminster, British Columbia Canada has two cricket protein bar products available. ​It was months ago when I first approached Coast Protein in New Westminster, British Columbia. They had launched a Kickstarter campaign related to their cricket protein bar products. I was originally tipped off about it by a friend on the West Coast who had tried their protein bar and pointed the product out to me. While I have been keeping my eyes open for any kind of crick [...]
´╗┐Pushing Bug Protein Further
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:54:59 GMT
​When researching the term ‘insect protein’ online I found an interesting piece of information. There is a group that has recently formed that is looking to dig deeper than ever into the subject of entomophagy – that’s the human consumption of insects. The group is the NAEIC – the North American Edible Insect Coalition. While on their website I tried to join, but I’m not sure if my survey answers will earn me a membership application or not. What im [...]
A Cricket's Life
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 02:39:59 GMT
​Although many different types of insects are consumed, probably one of the most common is the cricket. This is likely due to the fact that they are easy to raise and have a relatively short life span. The house cricket life cycle comprises of only three stages and they can live an average of two to three months. Some will live a little longer, but this is completely dependent on their living conditions. A heat lamp providing temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees F will ensure your c [...]