Im Mark Nagy. Thanks for coming to my blog.
About The Blog
This blog is about some of the challenges that entrepreneurs and established company’s may face while developing edible insects products. Topics range from Farming, Regulations, Product Development and Business.
I first heard about the food industry in high school chemistry class. My teacher passed out a pamphlet about a food science from the University of Delaware. Science, problem solving… and you get to taste food on the job! I decided that day to embark on a career in the food industry.
After receiving a food science degree from Rutgers, I set out learn as much about the food industry as possible. What I found is that our food system is hard on the environment, exploits animals, and the lacks nutrition.
My light bulb moment was while watching Survivor. In a classic food eating immunity challenge, contestants needed to eat 40 meal worms to move on. The host says that mealworms are eaten all of the time by the locals.
Insects are very sustainable compared to traditional livestock. They require less water, land and food to farm. Insects are high in animal protein and vitamins. They can also be raised and harvested humanly.
Of the 2,000 edible insects consumed worldwide, crickets stand out because they can be economically farmed for food production. They also have a pleasing flavor.
About Incredible Foods:
I am also the brand owner at Incredible Foods. This blog’s goal is to support edible insects where as the goal for Incredible Foods is to make healthful food and also to run a sustainable business.
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