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The future of protein is: Insects

Insects aren’t foreign to the cuisines in Asia, South America and Africa, but largely considered exotic (especially if you ask Fear Factor) in most parts of the world. In the coming decades though, farmed insects might be not so exotic anymore for its potential to help tackle 2 of the world's biggest problems at once: food insecurity and the climate crisis. 

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A Lone Fish

Sustainable Arctic Char in a sea of edible plastic inspired by ocean plastic pollution. White on white, creamed cauliflower soup inspired by global warming and coral

Insect farming isn’t limited by climate or landscape, and can free up 1/3 of land that are currently used to farm animals as well as produce feed for livestock. They are up to 25x more efficient at protein conversion, and contain more than TWICE as much protein as meat and fish. Crickets for example, require 80% less feed and emit less than 0.1% of the greenhouse emissions of cows to produce the same amount of protein.

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Image: anderhusa.com, Noma

DID YOU KNOW:

At the world's best restaurant NOMA(for many years and again in 2021), ants has been one of its star ingredients for its intricate flavor and form. On the left was ant paste as part of some of the best dessert we've had back in 2016 when we had the pleasure to visit before 1.0 closed.

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