Why should I eat insects?

With claims of incredible nutritional value, low environmental impact and delicious ‘new’ flavours, edible insects have had a lot of hype recently. What’s the truth behind the headlines? And why is an ingredient eaten by two billion worldwide so ‘new’ in the west? Dig a little deeper →

How can I try insects?

Tempted? All the facts on how to find and eat insects is in this section, from foraging and cooking to restaurants and suppliers. Dig a little deeper →

What's stopping me from eating insects?

Aside from the ‘yuck’ factor, you might be worried that edible insects are poisonous, or even illegal. We address the most common stumbling blocks, and look at the big question of ‘what if this all goes wrong’ – is a corporate takeover of edible insects on the cards?  Dig a little deeper →
Find them where you are · Jen Stout · 23 Oct

Insect City Utopia: Inside the 'Cricket Reactor'

Jakub Dzamba did not stop at a consumer-friendly countertop farm, but has imagined whole urban landscapes that have the mass production of edible insects built in to their fabric, with heat, warmth, waste and sustainability all addressed. As is often the case with new design and architecture, it's feels simultaneously like far-fetched science fiction, and something that's just around the corner. More →

Who eats insects? · BUGSfeed · 08 Sep

Uganda: No stings attached – the most delicious honey

“Like squeezing honey out of mud! Like magic mud!” The African Stingless Bee in a clip from BUGS the film, currently in cinemas in Denmark and other Nordic countries. More →

Prepare and cook them · Jen Stout · 03 Sep

Quiche Lorraine avec Ver de Terre

Here's a recipe for our Bug of the Week: the earthworm! More →

Food Matters Live

22 Nov 2016 to 25 Nov 2016
London, United Kingdom More →

BUGS at Festival Alimenterre

Saturday, 26 Nov 2016 at 05:00 PM
Welkenraedt, Belgium More →

BUGS at Nordic-Baltic Film Festival

Thursday, 01 Dec 2016 at 06:00 PM
London, United Kingdom More →

Edible Insect Seminar & Workshop

08 Dec 2016 to 09 Dec 2016
Wageningen, Netherlands More →