I’m 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 meal worms are eaten all of the time by the locals. At the time, availability of edible insects was very limited.
Please feel free to get in touch:
Love this. Where can I buy them? I have a 6 year old boy who would love eating bugs.
I wish that was an easier question to answer. My blog is exploring the supply side of the edible insect industry and right now there are not a lot of options. A good resource is http://www.girlmeetsbug.com/ … she has a ‘where to get bugs’ link.
Hi there. If I may be so bold. We have the answer for you. We sell insects that we grow at Next Millennium Farms, raised, just for people. Please check out our website and store for options. Contact us with any questions. We have great recipes too! http://www.nextmillenniumfarms.com
How do we contact you? We are Thai manufacturer house cricket products and would like to keep in touch with you in order that you may know another producer outside EU or USA. Please feel freee to visit our http://www.facebook.com/sahakhunbugfarm
Hi Mark, really like your blog, lots of information and easy to read.
How can I best get in touch with you? I have a couple of questions about the blog post “80+ Edible Insect Products”. I might have missed it but I didn’t see your email anywhere on the site.
Please message me on twitter @incrediblefoods.