The Eating insects startups: Here is the list of Entopreneurs around the world!

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logo_weid_website_bannerTo honor the first edition of World Edible Insect Day (the 23d of October 2015) Bugburger has composed a list of entopreneurs around the world. That is companies, organisations and individuals who either are working on an edible-insect product, are planning to deliver one or are just advocating the benefits of eating insects. (Update: To honor the second edition of WEID Bugburger wrote an article about how entopreneurs are treated in Sweden…)

Normally Bugburger.se primarily covers the Swedish ento-scene, and the posts are usually written in Swedish. This time we make an exception.

The list is not complete (that is an almost impossible task), and it will probably loose its actuality in a couple of months, but it shows in a good way what is happening out there, and what kind of products start ups go for!

Please post comments if you would like to add a company to the list.
The list was updated 2017-11-14, 215 companies/organisations.

THE LIST – CATEGORIES:

INSECT PRODUCTS:
Protein-bars/insect bars
Protein shake/nutrition supplements
Insect candy/snacks
Insect/cricket flour/powder
Insect pasta
Special insect products (unique products hard to categorize)
Insects as food (generalists)
Insect restaurants/insect chefs/insect catering
Insects as pet food
Insects as animal feed
Online stores selling insects for human consumption
Whole sale – edible insects

INSECT FARMING/RESEARCH/ADVOCATES:
Professional insect farmers
Home farming insects
Insect farming for the poor
Research projects
Insect eating advocates and business organisations

INSECT STARTUPS THAT DISAPPEARED:
Here is a list of startups that seems to have stopped existing (they are not inclued in the company count)
Please contact Bugburger if that is not the case.

 


Protein-bars/insect bars:

Photo: Chapul

Photo: Chapul

There are lot of people out there that think Patrick Crowley really came up with a great way of serving crickets as food when he founded Chapul (Aztec for crickets). The Chapul bars have been sold for a couple of years and as you can see in the list below they are getting more and more competition!

Chapul (www.chapul.com)  (US)

Exo (www.exoprotein.com) (US)

Jungle bar (www.junglebar.co) (Iceland)

Gathr foods (gathrfoods.com) (UK)
Makes the Crobar.

BeEnto (https://twitter.com/entofoods) (UK)

SEQ Foods (www.seq-foods.eu) (Netherlands)

Getsharp (www.getsharp.eu) (UK)

Gryö Bars (www.gryobars.com) (France)

Edible Bug (edible-bug.co), (South Korea)

uKa Protéine (www.ukaproteine.com) (Canada)

La View Eye (www.lavieweye.com) (US)

Crick bar (www.crickbars.com) (Sweden)

Yumpa (www.yumpabar.co.uk) (UK)

Sensbar (sensbar.com)  (UK)

Näak (naakbar.com) (Canada)

Zoic bar (www.zoicbar.com) (UK)

Dare to eat (www.daretoeat.dk) (Denmark)

Crickstart (crickstart.com) (US)
The IQ bar

The Cricket Effect (thecricketeffect.weebly.com) (Australia)

Jimini’s (www.jiminis.com) (France)
Read test (in Swedish) here >>

Swarm Protein (swarmprotein.com) (Germany)

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Protein-shakes/nutrition supplements:

Photo: Bugeater foods

Photo: Bugeater foods

Insects contain a lot of protein. So why not make protein shakes out of them? Or Omega-3 supplements?

Ronzo (www.ronzo.co) (Poland)
A polish start up now focusing on their coming product: cricket capsules >>

Bugeater Foods (www.bugeaterfoods.com) (US)

CrikNutrition (www.criknutrition.com) (Canada)

Bug Muscle (bugmuscle.com) (US)
(At the moment its not clear what kind of product they will release, but they want to turn insect protein into muscles 😉

Jurassic Snacks (www.jurassicsnacks.com)(US)

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Insect-candy/snacks/crispbread:

Photo: Crickers

Photo: Crickers

Hotlix are the pioneers of ”insects candy” and started their business in the 70:s. They sell the classic lollipops with a worm, dried grasshoppers etc. They have relied a lot on the scary/yuck factor of insects, and maybe they won’t do that well when insects become more mainstream. The new startups like Sixfoods selling their Chirps and Crickers selling their Crickers crackers have a different more serious agenda.

Hotlix (www.hotlix.com/candy) (USA)

Crickers (www.crickerscrackers.com), (USA)

Six Foods (www.sixfoods.com) (USA)
The company behind the cricket chips: ”Chirps.

Snacks from Seek.

Photo: Seek

Snack Insects (www.snackinsects.com) (Germany)

Crispizz (twitter.com/crispizzfood) (France)

Insecteo (www.insecteo.com) (France)

Eat:em (www.eatem.se) (Sweden)
Cricket-snacks.

Seek (www.seek-food.com) (USA)
Cricket snack bites.

Griyum (griyum.com.mx) (Mexico)
Mexican grasshopper crisps.

Kafka of Sweden (www.kafkah.com) (Sweden)
Protein enriched crisp bread.

Crickster (www.crickster.dk) (Denmark)

Wicked Cricket (www.wickedcricket.de) (Germany)
Roasted cricket snacks.

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Insect/cricket flour/powder:

Photo: Qvicket

Photo: Qvicket

Making flour/powder out of insects is big business, and will become an even bigger business as it its the bases of many insect products.

Bitty Foods (bittyfoods.com) (USA)
Sells cookies and their own cricket flour mix (mixed up with coconut and cassava)
One of the ento-preneur pioneers. Bugburgers has written about Bitty (in Swedish) here  >>

Qvicket (www.qvicket.se) (Sweden)
Swedish startup who imports cricket flour from Thailand and sells under own brand. Unfortunately Swedish authorities have haltered their business awaiting regulation from the EU.  BUT: From April 2016 they are selling again, but from Belgium.

AllThingsBugs (allthingsbugs.com) (USA)

Thinksect (www.thinksect.com) (USA)

Cricket Flours (www.cricketflours.com) (USA)

Entolution (twitter.com/entolution) (USA)

Eco Insect Farming (www.eif-th.com) (Thailand)

Griopro (cricketpowder.com) (USA)

Primal Future (www.primalfuture.co.nz) (New Zealand)

Acheta (acheta.no) (Norway)
Norwegian startup selling cricket powder under its own brand.

Grilo Protein (www.griloprotein.com.au) (Australia)
Australian company selling cricket powder (with different flavours) and soon also bars.

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Insect pasta:

Photo: Nutribug

Photo: Nutribug

Nutribug (www.nutribug.com), (UK)
Nutribug has been working on two products: Pro pasta with cricket flour, and Pro crackers. So when they deliver they deliver in two categories 😉

Going Bugs (twitter.com/GoingBugs), (Italy)
It feels good that an Italian startup is working on an insect based pasta.

Goffard Sisters (www.goffardsisters.com),  (Belgium)

Kinjao (www.kinjao.com) (France)
High protein pasta with cricket flour and spirulina!

Bugsolutely (www.bugsolutely.com) (Thailand)
Have launched their cricekt pasta!

Insects & vous (on Kickstarter) (France)

Krick8 (www.kric8.co.uk) (UK)

Crické (www.crickefood.com) (Italy)

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Special insect products (unique products hard to categorize):

Photo: Critter bitters

Photo: Critter bitters

Some products are harder to categorize then other. Here are some extra interesting insect products.

Critter Bitters (www.critter-bitters.com) (USA)
Cocktail bitters made out of crickets!

Bug Foundation (bugfoundation.com), (Germany)
Has just released their own bug burger:  The Bux Burger! Something Bugburger really must try out!

C-FU Foods (cfufoods.com), (Canada)
Extracts the protein from crickets and makes their own cricket-tofu: C-FU.

Gran Mitla (granmitla.us), (Mexico)
”Sal de Gusano is a traditional Oaxacan spice made from sea salt, toasted and ground agave worms and chile costeño. A distinct Oaxacan flavor to accompany your Mezcal, Tequila or Michelada, on fruits and salads, or in signature Mexican dishes.”

Damhert Nutrition Insecta products

Damhert Nutrition Insecta products

Damhert Nutrition, (www.damhert.be/nl/shop/insecta) (Belgium)
One of the first brands selling burgers, nuggets, and schnitzels where the protein comes from insects!

One Hop Kitchen (onehopkitchen.com) (Canada)
Seems to be working on a pasta sauce with crickets and mealworms.

Anti Gin (www.cambridgedistillery.co.uk/antygin/)(Denmark/UK)
A unique drink from Nordic Food Lab!

Syngja (Denmark)
Read more about their cricket shot here >> 

Gryllies (gryllies.com), (Canada)
Are now focusing on selling a cricket-enriched tomato sauce.

Nutrient (nutrient.se) (Sweden)
The first Swedish entopreneur breeding its own mealworm. Working on some really interesting products that soon will be revealed…

 

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Insects as food (generalists):

Insect starter kit fro EatGrub

Insect starter kit fro Grub

There are also a lot of startups/companies who have a more general approach to insects as food and don’t rely on one product.

Grub (www.eatgrub.co.uk) (UK)
Grub will soon also launch their own insect bar, but until now their main focus have been selling freezedried insects , collecting recipes and advocating insect eating. They also sell fudge and chocolate so they could also have made it into the snack category 😉

Bugalicous (www.bugalicious.nl) (Netherlands)
Patricia Stevens company Bugalicous could have been placed in several categories. She gives lectures, do catering, produces an insect bar (”the first Dutch insect-based bar ever”) and drives around her Insect van, ”De Buggy”.

ento (www.eat-ento.co.uk/) (UK)
Founded in 2012 Ento had really ambitious plans on how to make insects mainstream food (se video). Unfortunately we haven’t heard from them for a while.

Green Kow (www.greenkow.be) (Belgium)
Claim to be ”first in Europe to offer products containing insects (mealworms), to be distributed in regular stores (organic and nature food stores)”.
Their products: 2 salty spreads: carrot- and tomato-mealworm, and 2 chocolate spreads: dark chocolate-mealworm and milk chocolate-mealworm spread.

Entomo Farms (entomofarms.com) (USA)
Previously known as Next Millenium Farms. Has a lot of interesting products.

Next Protein (www.nextprotein.co) (France)

Dybri  – Edible insects from Cornwall (dybri.com) (UK)

Myldregard (myldregard.no), (Norway)

Ben’s Bugs (www.bensbugs.be), (Belgium)
Bugburger likes the fact that Bens makes a hamburger ”Great Burgondy”. They also sells an insect wok-dish.

Inspiro Foods (www.insprofoods.com) (Canada)

Bugzz (bugzz.nl), (Netherlands)

Entotech (www.entotech.fr), (France)
Creators of Insectéo snacks and Kinjao.

Viur (www.fodurskordyr.is), (Iceland)
Have plans to breed the soldier fly.

Steak TzarTzar (www.tzartzar.biz), (Israel)

Little food (littlefood.org), (Belgium)

Spieseplan (www.speiseplan.wien), (Austria)

Bugs World Solution Food  (www.bugsworldsolutionfood.com) (Belgium)

Entomo Foodafrica (www.facebook.com/entomo.foodafrica) (D.R. Congo)

Nordic Insect Economy (nie.fi) (Finland)

essento (essento.ch) (Switzerland)

Finsect (www.finsect.fi) (Finland)

Italibugs (www.italbugs.com) (Italy)
Italian food (pasta) and sport supplements (protein powder and bar)

Imago insect products (www.imago-insects.com) (Germany)
Protein flour, dried crickets and proteinbars.

Detroit Ento (US)

Entosense (www.entosense.com) (USA)

Entovida! (www.entovida.com) (USA)

Tiny Foods (www.tinyfoods.nl) (Netherlands)

Earth and me (www.earthandme.co.uk) (UK)

Insekten Essen (insektenessen.at) (Austria)

Enorm (www.enormfood.com) (Denmark)
Danish company working on products using mealworms.

Flying Spark (www.theflyingspark.com) (Israel)
Israeli company working with fruit fly larvae. The currently produce whole powder, reduced-fat powder, dry larva and larvae oil.

Bug biters Corporation (www.facebook.com/Bug-Biters-162802594219573/) (Mexico)

Farming Insects (farming-insects.com) (Germany)

Ïhou (ihou.fr) (France)
” The houhou products are exclusively from our breeding based in the East of France . Our insects are born there and live in an environment created to be as close as possible to their natural ecosystem.”

Entis (www.entis.fi) (Finland)

Jiminy Co. (www.jiminyco.com) (USA)

The Bug Buggy (www.thebugbuggy.com) (USA)

Small Chomp (www.insetticommestibili.it/) (Italy)

Proento (www.proento.com) (Netherlands/Mexico)

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Insect restaurants/insect chefs/insect catering

In the list below I include companies/chefs focused on insects. I’ve not included restaurants that have one or two dishes with bugs on the menu. If you know Swedish or do a google translate you can read Bugburgers article on gourmet restaurants like Noma in Denmark and D.O.M in Brazil. Bugburger has also have visited Archipelago in London, and Mexican restaurant Ty y Yo in Boston.

Don Bugito (www.donbugito.com) (USA)
”The prehistoric snackeria”, serving mexican bug food.

Grub Kitchen (www.grubkitchen.co.uk) (UK)
The first dedicated insect restaurant in Britain.

Entomochef (www.entomochef.be) (Belgium)
Does a lot of events, and also sells their own products. Chris Derudder from Entomochef founded the World Edible Insect Day.

The Bug Chef (www.davidgeorgegordon.com) (USA)
The guy behind the classic ”The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook”.

Bug Appétit (USA)
The restaurant at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

The Bug Banquet (UK)
”The Bug Banquet is a culinary and aesthetic exploration of entomophaghy which aims to redefine the parameters of food through the art of presentation.”

The Black Ant (theblackantnyc.com)(USA)
Mexican restaurant serving insects in New York.

Insect-o-shi (twitter.com/insectoshi) (Netherlands)
The company’s primary objective is to create a sushi bar with just edible insects.

Chirp cuisine (chirpcuisine.wixsite.com) (Canada)
Catering and workshops.

Bugs Café (www.bugs-cafe.com) (Cambodia)

Insects in the backyard (www.insectsinthebackyard.com) (Thailand)

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Insects as pet food:

Bugbites from Hexa food

Bugbites from Hexa food

Why not give your best friend an insect snack?

Hexa Foods (www.hexafoods.com) (Canada)
Produces: Bugbites, (on Kickstarter)

EntoBento (entobento.com) (USA)
On Kickstarter >>

Chloes treats (www.chloestreats.com) (USA)

Conscientious cat (www.conscientious.cat) (USA)
Sustainable, ethical cat food.

Cricket Kitchen Pet Treats (www.cricketkitchen.com) (USA)

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Insects as animal feed:

Several companies see the potential in feeding livestock, fish, pigs and poultry with insects instead of other protein sources. Not as energy efficient like eating the insects our selves but more environmentally friendly then shipping soya beens all over the world and feeding fish with fish. Especially if you can feed insects with leftovers from for instance the food industry.

Protix (www.protix.eu)
(Netherlands)

Ynsect (www.ynsect.com) (France)

Entomo Farm (entomo.farm), (France)

PROTEiNSECT (www.proteinsect.eu)

Diptera (www.dipteranutrition.com), (Italy)

Entobel (www.entobel.com) (Vietnam)

Agriprotein (www.agriprotein.com) (South Africa)

Hipromine (www.hipromine.com) (Poland)

Entofood (entofood.com) (Malaysia)

Enviroflight (www.enviroflight.net) (USA)

Grubbly Farms (grubblyfarms.com) (USA)

Bugimine (bugimine.com) (Estonia)

Goterra (goterra.com.au) (Australia)

Nutriinsect (www.nutrinsect.it) (Italy)

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Online stores selling insects for human consumption:

Thailand Unique

Thailand Unique

For Swedish readers of this post, please check out  Bugburgers shopping guide >>
Another important notice: Most of the companies above have their own shops selling directly to their customers. Below are company who sell a range of different insect products.

Thailand Unique (www.thailandunique.com) (Thailand)
The shop with the widest range of insects. Many of them also sold in shops in the US and Europe.

Hakuna mat (www.hakunamat.se) (Sweden)
Swedish webshop that has been closed down awaiting directives from Swedish food authorities (Livsmedelsverket).

Next Food (www.next-food.net) (Thailand)
A farm that sells their home grown insects. And they also sell them wholesale if you want to start a restaurant or consume a lot of insects.

Crunchy Critters (www.crunchycritters.com) (UK)

MiniFood (www.minifood.be), (Belgium)

Edible Bug Shop (www.ediblebugshop.com.au) (Australia)

Delibugs (www.delibugs.nl) (Netherlands)

Jiminis (www.jiminis.com) (France)

Insectes comestibles (www.insectescomestibles.fr) (France)

Sexy food (www.sexyfood.fr) (France)

Haocheng MealWorm Inc (www.hcmealworm.com) (China)

Cricket Protein Store (cricketproteinstore.com) (USA)

Entomarket (www.entomarket.com) (USA)

Extreme food (www.extremefood.se) (Sweden)
The first shop in Sweden that sold insects as food (Hotlix products). At the moment they have been stopped by Livsmedelsverket (read more about the regulations in Sweden).

Crawlers. (crawlers.co.nz) (New Zealand)

Insektenlutcher.de (Germany)
Sell insects since 2002 in Germany.
They also have their own cookbook, and hold cooking classes.

DinInsektButik (www.dininsektbutik.dk) (Denmark)

21 Bites (21bites.com) (Italy)
”21bites is the first European online shop where you can buy edible insects products from the best European companies today on the market, carefully-selected to ensure the highest quality and safety.”

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Whole sale – edible insects:

Here is a list of companies who works primarily wholsesale selling insects to restaurants, shops etc.

Anteater (www.anteater.co.nz) (New Zealand)

Big Bugs Inc  (bigbugsinc.com) (USA)
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Professional insect farmers:

Here a list of companies that are rearing insects for human consumption. In Sweden we have one farm (Cricket Express) that unfortunately only is allowed to farm insects for pets.

Big Cricket Farms (www.bigcricketfarms.com), (USA)

Micronutris (www.micronutris.com) (France)

Proti-Farm (protifarm.com) (Netherlands)

Kreca (www.krecafood.com) (Netherlands)
Part of Proti-farm

Rainbow Mealworms (www.rainbowmealworms.net), (USA)

Sahakhun Bug Farm Ltd.,Part, (Thailand)

Edible Bugfarm (www.ediblebugfarm.com) (UK)

Ozark Fiddler Farms (www.ozarkfiddlerfarms.com)
(USA)

Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch (rmmr.co) (USA)

Zophobas Red (twitter.com/zophobas_red) (UK)

Coalo Valley Farms (www.coalo.farm) (USA)

CrickEatz (twitter.com/Crickeatz) (UK)

Armstrong Cricket Farm (www.armstrongcrickets.com) (USA)

Eco Insect Farming (eif-th.com) (Thailand)

Chapa farms (www.chapafarms.com) (Mexico/Canada)

Next Food (www.next-food.net) (Thailand)

Six legs farms (www.facebook.com/sixlegsfarm) (UK)

Insagri (www.insagri.com) (Spain)
Established in 2012, offers edible insects (mealworms and crickets) of premium quality in Europe, fed with organic products only.

Nordic Food Supplements (www.nordicfoodsupplements.no) (Norway)
Norweigan startup who is breeding mealworms with the plan of making petfood, plants nutrition and human nutrition.

Bugging Denmark ( buggingdenmark.dk) (Denmark)

Heimdal Entofarm (entofarm.dk) (Denmark)

Chirpy Crickets (www.chirpycrickets.com) (US)

Entofactory (entofactory.wordpress.com) (Chile)

Cowboy Cricket Farms (cricketcookie.com) (US)
”We have a family farm in Montana called Cowboy Cricket Farms. We raise crickets, do research, and sell 3 cricket products: Chocolate Chirp Cookie, Cricket powder, and Cricket flour.”

Cricket farm (cricketfarm.org) (US)
Cricket Farm is a tiny indoor farm in Brooklyn NY that raises crickets for people to eat & also offers tiny residencies for people to work on projects while learning about cricket farming.

Harmony Micro Farms (harmonymicrofarms.com/) (US)

Hargol Food Tech (hargol.com) (Israel)
Grasshopper farm

Global Bugs (globalbugs.asia) (Thailand/Sweden)
Swedish/Thai company building a big modern insect farm in Thailand called Insect City.

The Cricket Depot (thecritterdepot.com) (USA)
Cricket farm selling insects (super worms, crickets and BSF larvae) as pet food.

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Home farming insects:

Livin farms coming system: "The Hive" (photo: Livin Farms)

Livin farms coming system: ”The Hive” (photo: Livin Farms)

Open Bug Farm (www.openbugfarm.com), (US)
Tiny farms great open source project where insect farmers share their experiences and practices for insect farming. They have also set up an open source kit on GitHub.

Livin Farms (www.livinfarms.com), (Hong Kong/Austria)
Katarine Ungers beautiful project Farm 432  has turned into a real product that you now can fund on Kickstarter!
Back it now!

Cricket Man (thecricketman.com), (US)
The Cricket Man, Marc Sanchez, has helped setting upp micro farms and larger farms since 2007.

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Insect farming for the poor:

Inuti EntoCube (Foto: skärmdump från EntoCubes Youtube-film)

Inuti EntoCube (Foto: skärmdump från EntoCubes Youtube-film)

Some companies main focus is to come up with solutions that can help poor people in poor countries breed insects and give them a cheap source of protein.

Aspire FG (www.aspirefg.com), (Ghana, Mexico, US)
Aspires wants to save the world with insects, and they have started by establishing farms in Ghana, Mexico and USA.

EntoCube (entocube.com) (Finland)
EntoCube insect farm works well almost everywhere, but the original idea was to provide a solution for poor people in developing countries.
Read Bugburgers interview (in Swedish) with one of the founders  >>

Khepri (khepri.eu), (France)
Working on a breeding case that can be used by poor communities.

MealFlour (www.mealflour.org) (Guatemala/USA)
MealFlour is a social enterprise founded in 2015 to promote better nutrition through sustainable farming of protein-rich mealworms.

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Research projects:

Wageningen University (www.wageningenur.nl) (Netherlands)
The university responsible for the FAO report: Edible insects – Future prospects for food and feed security 
On their webpage you can find a list of all edible insects in the world!

éntomo (www.entomoproject.eu) (Ireland)

GREEiNSECT (greeinsect.ku.dk) (Denmark)

MIGHTi (mighti.co) (US)

Dr Beynons Bugfarm (www.drbeynonsbugfarm.com) (UK)

Nordic Food Lab (nordicfoodlab.org) (Denmark)

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Insect eating advocates & business organisations:

Bugburger.se isn’t the only website promoting insect eating. Here are some other insect advocates that don’t sell stuff, just the message: Eat insects 😉

International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (www.ipiff.org) (based in Belgium)
IPIFF is a non-profit organisation founded in 2013 which represents the interests of the breeders associated to this organisation.
IPIFF gathers the main private players in the insect industry.

Woven Network (woven-network.co.uk) (UK)
Woven Network is set up to directly benefit, through a set of membership services, entrepreneurs and researchers working in the role of insects in the human food chain. Indirectly, through supporting its members, the company will also benefit the wider public across the Globe that need sustainable, alternative sources of protein.

Belgian Insect Industry Federation (www.biif.org) (Belgium)
Objectives:
Unite all actors working in Belgium on the breeding and/or use for commercial purposes of insects and other arthropods.
Exchange and spread the knowledge regarding of insects and other arthropods, more specifically about their breeding and different commercial applications, to the general public, public authorities, the academic world and at a corporate level.
To promote Research & Development regarding the breeding and commercial use of insects and other arthropods, or parts/extracts thereof.

Marcel Dicke, (twitter.com/DickeMarcel) (Netherlands)
His TED Talk on the topic ”Why not eat insects” from 2010 is an important milestone in the entomophagy movement. See it here >>

4ento (4ento.com), (Switzerland)

Entomove Project (www.entomoveproject.com), (France)
Florian Nock is an environmental engineer, certified nutritionist and a great advocate of eating insects.

Bug Vivant (bugvivant.com) (USA)

Insects for starters (insectsforstarters.com) (Sweden)

Little Herds (www.littleherds.org), (US)

entonote (www.entonote.com) (Italy)

Girl meets bug (www.girlmeetsbug.com) (USA)

International Society for Food and Feed Insects (www.facebook.com/ISFFI) (USA)

Bugible (www.bugible.com) (USA)

Entoblog (www.entoblog.com) (USA)

Tastebugs (www.tastebugs.net) (Australia)

Bugsfeed (www.bugsfeed.com) (Denmark)
Impressive website made by the team behind the danish documentary ”Bugs – will eating insects save our Earth?”

Insect cuisine (insectcuisine.jp) (Japan)
A group that get together once a month to enjoy edible insects.

Oh my bug recipes (www.ohmybugrecipes.com) (Netherlands)

 

Insect startups that disappeared:

Unfortunately not all make it. Here is a list of some of the startups that seems to have stopped existing.
Please contact Bugburger if that is not the case.

Sustainable gains (www.sustainablegains.net) (US)

Crunchy Critter Farms (crunchycritterfarms.com) (US)

Jacuna (jacuna.mx) (Mexico)

bodhi (www.bodhiprotein.com) (UK)

Insectios (www.insectitos.com)(USA)
Cookies and seasoned dried insects.

Edible Unique (www.edibleunique.com) (UK)

Slightly nutty (www.slightlynutty.com) (USA)

Esculent (www.esculentinsects.com) (USA)

Mophagy (mophagy.com) (UK)

BugGrub (www.buggrub.com) (UK)

Poda foods (podafoods.com) (USA)

Jumping Jack Snack (jumpingjacksnack.com) (Netherlands)

ofbug (www.ofbug.com), (Canada)

Entoeats (entoeats.ca) (Canada)

Ecobar (www.ecobars.com.au) (Australia)

Dimini Cricket (diminicricket.com) (France)

Bugs on the menu (Canada)

Buggies (buggies.dk) (Denmark)

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42 tankar om “The Eating insects startups: Here is the list of Entopreneurs around the world!”

  1. Italbugs says:

    Italian food (pasta) and sport supplements (protein powder and bar)

    1. Anders Engström says:

      ok. now on the list.

    2. Marco says:

      What mail i can send pictures of our products?
      Thank’s

      1. Anders Engström says:
    1. Anders Engström says:

      You are already mentioned in the intro text about Professional insect farmers 😉

  2. Beau says:

    Hello Bugburger!
    It’s Beau from Bugsolutely, we are a producer of cricket pasta (with probably the highest percentage of cricket ingredient in the market so far). It’s nice to read all the list of entoprenuers worldwide. We also do the same thing, listing the bug restaurant that makes up 100 places especially in the USA. We are still counting and updating more, too.

    However, is it bothering you or not if we would like to ask you to add us into the ”cricket pasta” list? We are about to launch the product into Europe and USA markets as well.

    Feel free to check the 100 list of bug restaurant in our website’s blog post.

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  5. Nick Cooper says:

    Hi folks

    Please add us to your list. We are an online retailer of edible insects and are developing a cricket flour based protein powder.

    All the best.
    Nick
    Crunchy Critters

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Of course! You were on my original list but somehow got lost when I made the web version…

  6. rebecca says:

    291 Film Company is producing a documentary titled Bugs on the Menu which advocates for the growth and acceptance of the entire Edible Insect industry and the companies and leaders that make it up.

    Thanks!

    Rebecca

  7. Mark Bradley says:

    We’re the producers of ”Bugs on the Menu”, a feature documentary about entomophagy. Please add us as a company under Media or Insect Eating Advocates:

    Bugs Productions Inc. (Canada)
    http://igg.me/at/bugsonthemenu
    http://www.291filmcompany.ca

    The answer to feeding the world’s expanding population may be smaller than you think. The feature documentary Bugs on the Menu travels to countries where the practice of entomophagy is common, and follows those people working to bring edible insects to Western cultures.

    Our Indiegogo campaign ends in 2 days!
    http://igg.me/at/bugsonthemenu

    1. Anders Engström says:

      sorry for late reply. you are now on the list.
      Hope you get the funding for the film!

  8. Andreas Zühlke says:

    http://binpro.de/ , Germany
    R&D Black soldier flie for petfood

    Thanks, Andreas

  9. Anita Koidan Axelsson says:

    Hur kan jag odla insekter på min skogsgård ?

    1. Anders Engström says:

      hej! Här hittar du bra information om att odla insekter:
      http://www.openbugfarm.com/
      Kom ihåg att det än så länge inte är tillåtet att sälja insekter som människoföda.
      Men odla för eget bruk går bra.

  10. Axel says:

    Hi, http://www.crickbars.com is another startup focusing on high protein products based on crickets/cricket flour. Our products will be available for sweden withing short! Please add us!

    1. Anders Engström says:

      You are on the list.

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  13. Mark Bradley says:

    Please update the link for Bugs on the Menu to our finished website (featuring insect recipes from acclaimed chefs): http://www.bugsonthemenu.com

    1. Anders Engström says:

      updated!

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  20. Johan Eriksson says:

    Hej!

    Hittade din blogg och ser att du inte har med oss på listan, vi har sålt insekter i Sverige i 15 årstid, även levererat till Nobels fredscenter i Oslo och till invigningen av forskningsanläggningen i Uppsala. Vid flertalet tillfällen funnits med i TV4 och SVT.
    http://www.extremefood.se
    http://www.hotlix.se

    Gillar din blogg och hoppas kunna komma ikontakt för att kolla om vi kan bidra i arbetet mot Livsmedelsvekets slappa hantering av detta.
    Med vänlig hälsning,
    Johan Extremefood

  21. Lim Jie Ai says:

    Dear Sir:

    Could you please include the Flying SpArk in your list?

    Flying SpArk is an Israeli startup company in the alternative protein space. In line with our motto to “fill 9 billion bowls by 2040,” we are producing a high quality protein powders from the Med fruit fly larvae for human consumption as a healthier and sustainable alternative for animal protein.

    We currently have whole powder, reduced-fat powder, dry larva, and larvae oil.

    http://www.theflyingspark.com/

    Thank you!

    1. Anders Engström says:

      I have now included you on the list!

  22. mushimi says:

    Hello
    insect cuisine in japan is not a company.
    It is a group where people get together once a month to enjoy eblible insects.
    However there are few food companies in Japan that use bees and locust as a part of japanese traditional food.

    kind regards
    mushimi

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hi!
      Thanks for the info! There are not just companies on the list. I’ll move them to the advocate section!
      It would be great to have more info on Japanese companies selling insects as food. Do you have links to them?

  23. Mushimi says:

    Hi there,

    Here are some companies selling/making insect as food here in Japan.
    Please note that most of those companies are small and support only in Japanese.
    I am trying to promote them to abroad, so will contact you with more names shortly.

    Meanwhile, they are some popular companies.

    Bee and locust products
    Harada Syoten
    http://www.harada-syouten.com/

    Bee product
    Shinsyu Hachimituhonpo
    http://www.shinshu-honey.com/shopping/006/index.html

    Hope this helps
    Mushimi

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  26. Kathy Rolin says:

    Hi! We have a family farm in Montana called Cowboy Cricket Farms. We raise crickets, do research, and sell 3 cricket products: Chocolate Chirp Cookie, Cricket powder, and Cricket flour.

    Thanks!
    Kathy Rolin

    http://www.cowboycrickets.com

    1. Anders Engström says:

      You are now listed as ”Professional insect farm”.

  27. Acersc says:

    Why are they crossed out https://www.thailandunique.com/ ?

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hi! I use a plugin that checks if links have stopped working. The times the plugin doesn’t get a respons from the website the link is crossed. Unfortunately this sometimes also happens to sites with a temporary failure.

  28. Segers Baptiste says:

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for that very complete list that will for sure be very helpful to start my business.

    Maybe would it be interesting to write a section about future entrepreneurs in this industry ?

    It could help them to find other people sharing the same interest but not daring to start their start up.

    In that case you can write me in.

    I am Baptiste Segers, 24, freshly graduated from a Bachelor dual degree in international Business. I have been dreaming for 3 years now to start my own company in the edible insect industry, either in the USA, or Canada.
    If you want to contact me for any reason, just use my linked in ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/baptiste-segers-78bbsegers/ ) or my e-mail : segers.baptiste@outlook.com.

    I wish I could see a lot of new entrepreneurs very soon !
    Baptiste

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Good luck Baptiste!

  29. Sture Haglund says:

    Maybe you can ad GlobalBugs to the list of producers:
    http://globalbugs.asia

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Oj, jag hade visst missat att lägga upp GlobalBugs.

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