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Bugs as Everyday Delicacies

Insect Cuisine to Preserve the Environment

— October 24, 2008 — Lifestyle
Normally I would wonder what the heck is wrong with people, but scientists are claiming that eating insects is good for us and for the environment.

Get ready for the all-bug diet--Violet Glaze (by the way, this is the best name in the world and my new burlesque name) has written an article on it and braved the taste test herself. Why would she do that? As a contestant challenge on crappy reality TV shows, I can understand, but eating then when you don't have to is wrong.

There are even blogs dedicated to the art of insect-eating such as eat bees, which has a large stomach-turning gallery.

Don’t fancy eating them? You could always make them come out of your eyes like magician Pete Firman. URGH.

Want to have a go? This is what you need:
Trend Themes
1. Insect Cuisine - The trend towards eating insects as everyday delicacies offers considerable disruptive innovation opportunities across several industries.
2. Sustainable Protein - With insects as a sustainable source of protein, the food industry can create disruptive innovations for the growing demand for protein from plant-based and less resource-involved animal-based sources.
3. Circular Economy - The uprising popularity of insect cuisine showcases a potential disruptive innovation that supports the circular economy across several industries, creating new business opportunities.
Industry Implications
1. Food Industry - As the food industry faces the challenge of developing more sustainable and healthy protein alternatives, insect cuisine offers the potential for a disruptive innovation opportunity.
2. Packaging Industry - The packaging industry can create disruptive innovation opportunities by developing sustainable and attractive packaging for insects as everyday delicacies.
3. Agriculture Industry - Insects offer a significant source of protein for animals, and their production as animal feed, presents a disruptive innovation opportunity for the agriculture industry.
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