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

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This list was originally created on the 23rd of October 2015 to honor the first edition of the World Edible Insect Day. It is a list of entopreneurs around the world. With entopreneurs I mean 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. It also includes insect farming and other related businesses.

A lot has happended since 2015. A lot of the entopreneurs are out of business (you find some of them a long way down the list), others have been bought up or changed their line of business. And every year new companies are popping up. Originally this list was categorized in a way that showed people the vast amount of different kind of insect products that were produced. With categories called “protein-bars/insect bars”, “Protein shake/nutrition supplements”, Insect candy/snacks”, “Insect /cricket flour/powder”, “Insect pasta”, “Special insect products”, etc
In early 2019 I decided to change this categorization as many producers where working in different fields. Instead it uses broader categories and have been organized in way where you can see which countries different companies are based.
In June 2019 I wrote a separate article about all the different kind of insect products that are marketed. You find this article here >>

The list is not complete and will never be complete. Keeping up with the development of this business is almost impossible.
Please let me know if you find something that is missing or wrong!

—- Don’t miss my other big article: “The big list of edible insect products”—-

Please post comments if you would like to add a company to the list.
The list was updated 2019-09-12
277 
companies/brands on the list!
The organisations, research projects, Insect industry organisations and  insect eating advocates are not any longer included in the count (since 2018-4-23)

THE LIST – CATEGORIES:

COMPANIES MAKING/MARKETING INSECT PRODUCTS:

Insects for human consumption
Insect products for human consumption
Insect restaurants/insect chefs/insect catering
Online stores selling insects for human consumption
Whole sale – edible insects

Insects as pet food or animal feed
Insects as pet food
Insects as animal feed

INSECT FARMING
Professional insect farmers
Other farms and consulting
Home farming insects
Insect farming for the poor

RESEARCH/ADVOCATES
Research projects
Insect industry organisations
Insect eating advocates
Podcasts and Youtube Channels

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.


Entopreneurs

Insect products for human consumption:

Here is the list of companies selling edible insect products under its own brands. Protein bars, insect powder, snacks, crispbread pasta, and more unique products like insect infused beer, bitters, smoothies and burgers.
If you are interested in whole insects you can contact a professional farmer directly. They also often provide insect powder that are used by the companies below. Som of the companies below both breed insects and make their own products.

AUSTRALIA

The Cricket Bakery (thecricketbakery.com) (Australia)
“Have created a range of nutritionally balanced, insect-based, baking blends that contain nothing but real food.”

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

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

GrubsUp (grubsup.com.au) (Australia)
Cricket bar, powder and roasted crickets.

Hoppa Foods (www.hoppafoods.com) (Australia)

Leap Protein (www.leapcricketproteinbars.com) (Australia)

AUSTRIA
Die Wurmfarm (www.diewurmfarm.at) (Austria)

Insekten Essen (insektenessen.at) (Austria)
Behind the brand Zirp Insects (www.zirpinsects.com)

BELGIUM

Beesect: Beetles Beer (www.beetlesbeer.be/en) (Belgium)

From Belgium insect pasta (Goffard sisters) and beetles beer.

From Belgium insect pasta (Goffard sisters) and Beetles beer (Beesect).

“Rich in taste! Light sweet, a little bitter with seductive hopped flavors gives the perfect balance in Beetles. Its relative modest alcohol content helps the taste, stimulate the senses. The Golden character was obtained by the secret mix of “novel foods”. Full of proteins and vitamines which gives the strength to BEETLES beer and finishes the beer sensation to the fullest!”

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

Goffard Sisters (www.goffardsisters.com), (Belgium)
With the Aldento insect powder pasta.

Kriket (kriket.be) (Belgium)
“Belgiums first cricket bar)

Little food (littlefood.org), (Belgium)
Powder, tapenade (!), crickers and dried crickets.

Nimavert (https://www.nimavert.be) (Belgium)
Makes food like ravioli and croquettes with mealworms as one of the main ingredients.

BURKINA FASO
FasoPro (fasopro.bf) (Burkina Faso)

CANADA
Bite Snacks (bitesnacks.com/) (Canada)

CrikNutrition (www.criknutrition.com) (Canada)

Coast Protein (www.coastprotein.com) (Canada)
Cricket bars and powder.

Fit Cricket Nutrition (fitcricket.com) (Canada)

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

Landish (landish.co/) (Canada)

Näak (naakbar.com) (Canada)
A wide range of energy cricket bars.

Tottem Nutrition (tottemnutrition.co) (Canada)
Pasta + cricket powder.

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

Yes Crickets (www.yescrickets.com) (Canada)
Premium Canadian cricket farm growing crickets and also selling flavoured dry-roasted crickets and protein powder.

Bugsolutely Bella Pupa is the first product based on silkworm powder. (Photo: Bugsolutely)

Bugsolutely Bella Pupa is the first product based on silkworm powder. (Photo: Bugsolutely)

CHINA
Bugsolutely China (www.bugsolutely.cn/eng/) (China)
Making the Bella pupa silkworm snack.

COLOMBIA
1900 Especies (1900especies.co) (Colombia)

BioHexaPro (www.biohexapro.com) (Colombia)
Started January 2018. Will produce Burger, Protein Bar, Cricket Flour for Agriculture and Pet Food.

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

CZECH REPUBLIC
Sensbar (sensbar.com) (Czech Republic)

Terraz (terraz.cz) (Czech Republic)
Making cricket pasta.

DENMARK
Crickster (www.crickster.dk) (Denmark)

Enorm (www.enormfood.com) (Denmark)
Danish company making insect bars with lesser mealworm (and other snacks).

Syngja (www.syngja.dk) (Denmark)
Read more about their cricket shot here >>

Wholi food (wholifoods.com) (Denmark)
Used to be known under the brand “Daretoeat”. Makes cricket snacks and a  protein bar called “Buff bar”

FINLAND
Entis (www.entis.fi) (Finland)
Started out with selling chocolate covered crickets and now sell smoothies and a meat substitute with soy meal and cricket powder.

Finsect (www.finsect.fi) (Finland)

Griidy (griidy.com) (Finland)
Finnish cricket products.

Leader Zircca bar (www.leader.fi/eng/products/zircca/) (Finland)
Finnish company producing protein bars that now have launched protein bars.

Savonia Grasshopper (sirkkoja.fi) (Finland)
Sell dried house crickets in three flavours: natural, chilli and honey plus garlic and herb flavoured rye crisp containig cricket flour. All the crickets used in their products are grown and processed in Tervo, Northern Savonia.

FRANCE

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.”

Insectes Comestibles (www.insectescomestibles.fr), (France)
Creators of Insecteo (www.insecteo.com)  snacks and Kinjao (www.kinjao.com) pasta.

Gryö Bars (www.gryobars.com) (France)

In pulse protein (www.inpulseprotein.com) (France)
Formally known under the name “Mon grillon future foods”.

Some of the great products from Jiminis. (photo: Jimini)

Jimini’s (www.jiminis.com) (France)
One of the biggest resellers in Europe, with a whole range of different products.
I have personally tried out the spiced snack insects and protein bars.
Read test (in Swedish) here >>

Micronutis (www.micronutris.com) (France)

Minus farm (minusfarm.fr) (France)
Micros farm selling its own products.

GERMANY

Beneto Foods (www.benetofoods.com), (Germany)
Three different flavors of cricket pasta.

Brento (brento.de) (Germany)
Bread with insect flour.

Bold Foods (www.bold-foods.de) (Germany)
There first product: Burgers made with buffalo worms.

Bug Foundation (bugfoundation.com), (Germany)
Have released their own bug burger!

Insnack (insnack.de) (Germany)

Instinct (www.yourinstinct.de) (Germany)
A bar from Bear Protein.

Isaac nutrition (isaac-nutrition.de) (Germany)
Europes first protein powder with insects! Uses buffalo worms from Protifarm.

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

Plumento Foods (plumento-foods.com/) (Germany)
Pasta, cookies and a protein shake.

Snack Insects (www.snackinsects.com) (Germany)
Behind the brand: Bug break (bug-break.com)

Swarm Protein (swarmprotein.com) (Germany)

Wicked Crickets – bricket. A protein bar med with cricket powder.

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

INDONESIA
Biteback (www.bitebackinsect.com), (Indonesia)
Developing an alternative to Palm oil: meal worm oil!

ITALY

Foodybug (foodybug.com) (Italy)

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

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

ISRAEL
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.

Hargol (hargol.com) (Israel)
Farms kosher grasshoppers and makes grasshopper protein powder.

JAPAN
Bugmo (www.bugmo.jp) (Japan)

MALAYSIA
Ento (www.ento.my) (Malaysia)

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

Crillo MX (crillomx.com) (Mexico)

EnGrillo (www.facebook.com/EnGrilloProteina) (Mexico)

Giiga MX (www.facebook.com/LAGIIGA/) (Mexico)

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.”

Gricha (gricha.com), (Mexico)
Making insect cookies

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

Merci Mercado (mercimercado.com) (Mexico)
Locally produced and collected Mexican edible insects/products.

Zofo (www.zofo.mx) (Mexico)

THE NETHERLANDS
De Krekerij (krekerij.nl) (The Netherlands)
The dutch bugburger!

Kreca Food (www.krecafood.com) (The Netherlands)

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

Tjirp Insect Food (www.tjirpfood.nl) (The Netherlands)

NEW ZEALAND
Eat Crawlers (www.eatcrawlers.co.nz) (New Zealand)

Live Longer (livelonger.co.nz) (New Zealand)

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

Future food from Korean company Edible Inc.

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

Invertapro (www.invertapro.com) (Norway/Tanzania)
Their brand is called:
Larveriet (www.larveriet.no)

Myldregard (myldregard.no), (Norway)

Unik mat (www.unikmat.no), (Norway)

Urbanmat (www.urbanmat.no), (Norway)
Breeding and selling insects both whole and prepared.

PERU:
Entopiruw (Facebook Page) (Peru)
Working on commercializing edible insects in Peru. First prototype “the demolitor”, a power bar.

SOUTH AFRICA
Gourmet Grub (gourmetgrubb.com) (South Africa)
Makes “entomilk” from Black Soldier Fly larvae, and ice cream out of the entomilk!

Mopani Queens (Facebook page) (South Africa)
The only company in South Africa and sells flavored Mopani Caterpillars or Mopani Worms as they are known there.
Barbeque, chilli, chutney and the original salted flavour.

SOUTH KOREA
Edible Bug (edible-bug.co), (South Korea)
Edible Inc. is developing insect as sustainable protein. Product range: Well-processed edible insect itself and Food materials, Snacks, Noodles, and Health supplements using edible insects

SPAIN
Entoma foods (entomafoods.com) (Spain)

Insect fit (insectfit.es/) (Spain)
Makes cricket bars.

SWEDEN
Eat:em (www.eatem.se) (Sweden)
Sells a cricket bar and crispbread.

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

Nutrient (nutrient.se) (Sweden)

Tebrito (tebrito.se) (Sweden)
Working on their own protein product based on mealworms.

SWITZERLAND
Entomos (www.entomos.ch) (Switzerland)

essento (essento.ch) (Switzerland)

Insekterei (insekterei.ch) (Switzerland)
Farming insects and producing products like mealworm paté, crispbread and mealworm balls!

Pop-Bugs (www.pop-bugs.com) (Switzerland)
The meat company Micarnas insect food pop up project.

Hones Protein (www.honestprotein.ch) (Switzerland)

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

Edible.Cricket (http://edible.cricket/) (Thailand/Sweden)
Thai-Swedish company Global Bugs sell their insects through their brand Edible.Cricket.

ProPro (www.getpropro.com) (Thailand)
Cricket protein energy bars.

Insect starter kit from Grub

UNITED KINGDOM
Crické Food (crickefood.com) (UK)
Cricket crackers and tortilla chips

 The Cricket Hop Co (www.crickethop.com) (UK/Vietnam)
A UK based company with a farm in Vietnam making and selling cricket powder.

Eat grub (www.eatgrub.co.uk) (UK)
Except selling protein bars, snacks and cricket powder Eat Grub is selling freezedried insects , collecting recipes and advocating insect eating.
(Tip! You get a 15% discount if you use the code “GRUBSPECIAL15” in the checkout)

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

Hop Bar (www.hopbar.co.uk) (UK)

Krick8 (www.kric8.co.uk) (UK)
Insect powder pasta.

Mini Feasts, (www.minifeasts.co.uk) (UK)
UK farmed mealworms sold whole and as powder.

Nutribug (www.nutribug.com), (UK)

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

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

USA
Aketta (www.aketta.com) (USA)
Aspires brand for cricket products.

All Things Bugs (allthingsbugs.com) (USA)
The company behind the cricket powder Griopro (cricketpowder.com)  The “original patented cricket powder”.

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

Bud’s Cricket Powder (budscricketpower.com) (USA)
A brand from Harrison Food Group.

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

Bug Out Bar (bugout.bar) (USA)
Preparing launch of a cricket bar.

Chapul (www.chapul.com) (USA)
One of the pioneers. 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). Chapul sells both cricket bars and insect powder.

Chirps (eatchirps.com)(USA)
Used to be called Six foods. Produces Chirps crisps and protein powder.

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

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

Photo: Critter Bitters

Detroit Ento (www.detroitento.com)(US)
A sustainable urban protein firm focusing on locally reared insects for food and feed.

Don Bugito (www.donbugito.com) (USA)
“The prehistoric snackeria”, originally started out selling mexican insect food, but now also selling its own products.

Entolution (twitter.com/entolution) (USA)

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

Entosense (www.entosense.com) (USA)

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

Exo (www.exoprotein.com) (USA)
One of the early players. Bought by Aspire 2018

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

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

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

 

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Insect restaurants/insect chefs/insect catering

Finlands insect chef Topi Kairenus

Finland’s entochef Topi Kairenius

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.

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

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

CZECH REPUBLIC
Hmyz na talíři (www.hmyzikuchyne.cz) (Czech Republic)

DENMARK
Bug Amok (www.bugamok.dk) (Denmark)

FINLAND
Hyönteiskokki – Topi Kairenius (hyonteiskokki.fi) (Finland)
Finlands entochef!

FRANCE
Crick & Sense (www.crick-sens.com) (France)
Workshops

Inoveat (inoveat.com) (France)

ITALY
Master Bug (www.masterbug.it) (Italy)
Italian entochef.

Entonote (www.entonote.com) (Italy)
Giulia and Giulia cook with insects

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

MEXICO
Chef Melgarejo (Facebook) (Mexico)

THE NETHERLANDS
Bugzz (bugzz.nl), (Netherlands)
Catering, workshops, dinners.

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

NORWAY
Chef Gouttebel (chefgouttebel.no) (Norway)
If you need an entochef in Norway, call Chef Gouttebel!

SWEDEN

Ola and I on Swedish tv morning show .

Ola Albrektsson (www.instagram.com/olaalb/) (Sweden)
In Sweden Ola Albrektsson (who made the recipes for my book) is the go to guy if you want to know more on cooking with insects.

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

USA
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.

Craft Crickets (www.craftcrickets.com) (USA)
Focused on cooking classes.

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

Eat bug events (www.eatbugsevents.com) (USA)
Aly Moore knows how to serve insects.

Brooklyn Bugs (www.brooklynbugs.com) (USA)
Joseph Yoon started the Brooklyn Bugs festival and a career as entochef.

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

 

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Online stores selling insects for human consumption:

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 companyies who sell a range of different insect products. Most of them sell worldwide, but it can of course be good to pick one near you to make it cheaper and a bit more sustainable.

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

BELGIUM
Little Bugs (littlebugs.be) (Belgium)

DENMARK
DinInsektButik (www.dininsektbutik.dk) (Denmark)

Insekt Protein (insektprotein.dk) (Denmark)

FINLAND
Bug Bazaar (www.bugbazaar.com) (Finland)
A webshop selling imported and Finnish domestic insect products.
They also sell and develop their own insect brand.

Muurahaiskauppa.com (www.muurahaiskauppa.com) (Finland)
Webshop selling Finnish insect products and imported insects.

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

Jimini’s (www.jiminis.com) (France)

GERMANY
Insect Stube (insektenstube.de) (Germany)

ITALY
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.”

JAPAN
Bugs farm (bugsfarm.jp) (Japan)

THE NETHERLANDS
Delibugs (www.delibugs.nl) (Netherlands)

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

SPAIN
Exotic Food (www.exoticfood.es) (Spain)

Insectum (insectum.es) (Spain)

THAILAND
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.

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.

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

Future Food Shop (www.futurefoodshop.com) (UK)
Selling food made of insects and other “future food”.

USA
Entomarket (www.entomarket.com) (USA)

 

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Whole sale – edible insects:

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

Big Bugs Inc (bigbugsinc.com) (USA)

Deli Ostrich (www.deli-ostrich.com/index.php/en/products/entomo) (Belgium)
A company that sells a lot of exotic animals as food. Including a couple of species of insects that are sold frozen to shops.

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

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

Good  Bug Food Store (www.goodbugfood.store) (Netherlands)

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Insects as pet food:

Yora dog food made with insects.

Why not give your best friend an insect snack? Dog food with a smaller pawprint!

CANADA
Wilder Harrier (en.wilderharrier.com/) (Canada)

FRANCE
Tomojo (tomojo.co) (France)

GERMANY
Green Pet Food (www.green-petfood.de) (Germany)

Eat Small (www.eat-small.com) (Germany)

Tenetrio (www.tenetrio.de) (Germany)

UK
Bug bakes (bugbakes.co.uk) (UK)

Yora Petfoods (www.yorapetfoods.com) (UK)

USA
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 ourselves 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.

AUSTRALIA
Goterra (goterra.com.au) (Australia)

BULGARIA
Nasekomo (www.nasekomo.life) (Bulgaria)

ESTONIA
Bugimine (bugimine.com) (Estonia)

FRANCE

Next Alim (www.nextalim.com) (France)

nextProtein (www.nextprotein.co) (France)

Ynsect (www.ynsect.com) (France)

GERMANY
Hermetia (www.hermetia.de) (Germany)

INDONESIA
Magalarva (magalarva.com) (Indonesia)
Is a sustainable protein producer for animal feed by bio-converting organic waste using black soldier fly.

IRELAND
Hexafly (hexafly.co) (Ireland)
Making products with Black Soldier Fly. Primarily for feed.

MALAYSIA
Entofood (entofood.com) (Malaysia)

Nutrition Technologies (www.nutrition-technologies.com) (Malaysia/Singapore/UK/Vietnam)

THE NETHERLANDS
Illucens (illucens.com/) (Netherlands)

Millibeter (www.millibeter.be) (Belgium)
Work since 2012 with the Black Soldier Fly, primarily for feed, petfood, and technical applications.

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

Protix (www.protix.eu) (Netherlands)

NIGERIA
Unique Bio Technology (uniquebiotechnology.com) (Nigeria)

POLAND
Hipromine (www.hipromine.com) (Poland)

PUERTO RICO
Prento farms (prentofarms.com) (Puerto Rico)

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

SPAIN
MealFood Europe (mealfoodeurope.com) (Spain)

USA
Beta hatch (betahatch.com) (USA)

Enviroflight (www.enviroflight.net) (USA)

Grubbly Farms (grubblyfarms.com) (USA)

VIETNAM
Entobel (www.entobel.com) (Vietnam)

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Professional insect farmers

Here a list of companies that are rearing insects for human consumption. Some really large, some small scale.

AUSTRALIA
Rebel Food Tasmania (www.rebelfoodtasmania.com) (Australia)

BELGIUM
Entomobio (www.entomobio.be) (Belgium)
Bread mealworms  and sell them dried, frozen and as powder.

BRAZIL
Nutrinsecta (www.nutrinsecta.com.br) (Brazil)

CANADA
Canadian Crickets (www.canadiancrickets.ca) (Canada)

Entomo Farms (entomofarms.com) (Canada)

DENMARK
Bugging Denmark ( buggingdenmark.dk) (Denmark)
(an urban cricket farm)

Enorm Bio Factory (enormbiofactory.com) (Denmark)
Farming Black Soldier Fly.

Entomation (entomation.com) (Denmark)
Working on developing an automated cricket farm.

Heimdal Entofarm (entofarm.dk) (Denmark)

FINLAND
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. Now they are more concentrated on providing solutions for cricket farmers in Finland.
Read Bugburgers interview (in Swedish) with one of the founders >>

Gryllus (gryllus.fi/) (Finland)
Cricket farmer.

FRANCE
Micronutris (www.micronutris.com) (France)

INDONESIA
Biobug International (www.biobugbali.com) (Indonesia)
First commercial cricket farm in Bali, Indonesia.

ISRAEL
Hargol Food Tech (hargol.com) (Israel)
World’s first commercial grasshopper farm. Active from Israel and sells whole grasshoppers and grasshopper powder.

ITALY
Microvita (www.microvitaruggeri.it) (Italy)

MEXICO

Optiprot (optiprot.com) (Mexico)

Nutrinsectos (nutrinsectos.com) (Mexico)
Located in Guadalajara, Mexico, where Nutrinsectos raise food grade crickets, Mealworms and Superworms.

THE NETHERLANDS

Fair insects (fairinsects.nl) (Netherlands)
A Protix company.

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

NORWAY

Urbanmat (www.urbanmat.no) (Norway)
Urbanmat.no is a cricket farmer(field crickets) and mealworm farmer in Norway.
We produce live food for pets, cricket powder, dried crickets, roasted crickets and cooked crickets.

PANAMA
Infinite Food Group (Cricket Market) (cricketmarket.net) (Panama)
Founded by Canadian, Cricket Market is the first and only autorised Commercial Cricket Farm in Panama. Central and south America Largest cricket farm focused on organic and 100% tracability.

SINGAPORE:
Asia Insect Farm Solutions (aifs.asia) (Singapore)

SPAIN:
Entogourmet (www.entogourmet.com/) (Spain

PORTUGAL
Nutrix (nutrixfood.pt) (Portugal)

SOUTH AFRICA
Go-eco (go-eco.co.za) (South Africa)

SWEDEN
Cricket Express (www.cricketexpress.se) (Sweden)
Not raised for human consumption, but I think they should be pretty safe :)

Tebrito (www.tebrito.se) (Sweden)
Building a mealworm farm.

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

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

The Cricket Lab (thecricketlab.com) (Thailand/Czech republic)
Building “the largest cricket farm in the world)

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

Entocycle (https://www.entocycle.com/) (UK)
Automated BSF farm based in London.

Green Bee Entomology (greenbeeento.co.uk) (UK)

Horizon Insects (horizoninsects.co.uk) (UK)
Small urban insect farm.

Instar Farming (www.instarfarming.com) (UK)
Farming crickets for food in the UK.

Six legs farms (www.sixlegsfarm.co.uk) (UK)

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

Aspire FG (www.aspirefg.com), (Ghana, USA)
Aspire has two parts: One part working on commercial cricket farming in the US. And one part in Ghana which is a commercial palm weevil farm and “a program which empowers peri-rural farmers to raise palm weevils locally”.

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

Cowboy Cricket Farms (www.cowboycrickets.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.”

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

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

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

 

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Other farms, farm consulting, equipment:

Cogastro (cogastro.com) (Lithuania)
Helps edible insect farmers to digitize data collection and analysis processes. Have developed an IoT based solution that can be applied to mealworms, big soldier flies and crickets farms of any size.

Ento.farm (ento.farm) (The Netherlands)
“At Ento Farm we equip our member Ento Farms (Ento Farmers) with the best customizable insect farming systems for large scale and sustainabe production.”

Flyr (www.flyr.co.uk) (UK)
FLYR is a black soldier fly farming company that specialises in technology and consulting

Insectergy (insectergy.com) (USA)
“INSECTERGY develops insect and cannabis farming technologies.”

Six leg consulting (six-legs-consulting.net) (Germany)
Practical Consulting for the Industrial Insect Production

NGN New Generation Nutrition (ngn.co.nl) (The Netherlands)
New Generation Nutrition is a frontrunner in developing insect-based solutions for feed and food, in both developed and developing country contexts. With over ten years of combined experience, NGN aims to provide sustainable insect applications that have economic, environmental and social value.

Ovipost (www.ovipost.com) (USA)
“We build technology to help insect farms reduce costs, scale production, and help the planet.”

Space coast Mealworms (www.spacecoastmealworms.com) (USA)
Mealworm farm but also the creator of the pupae sifting tray and pupae bridge. Check it out!

Wadudu Insecten Centrum (wadudu.eu) (The Netherlands)
An Insect Center focusing on Advice, Research & Production of both mealworms and Black Soldier Flies. They also teach others how to start farming.

Entofactory (entofactory.wordpress.com) (Chile)

Proteinsecta (www.proteinsecta.es) (Spain)
Helping you setting up your insect farm.

 DL Novel Food s.r.l . (www.dlnovelfood.com) (Italy)
It ‘a start up that has created a breeding technology for Acheta Domestica, dedicated to large retailers. To date, we breed and experiment with future products to put human consumption on the market.
The people who search and contact us are interested in breeding and starting up a business using our technology.

Vandalsoft (vandalsoft.com) (South Korea)
Makes a smart farm system for cricket farming and breed the crickets.

Amusca (www.amusca.com) (Netherlands)
Amusca enables companies worldwide to produce insect larvae locally using our smart insect technology and services, so that they are able to produce high-quality animal nutrition, added-value products and biochemicals: clean, green and natural.

Entotrust (www.entotrust.org) (Germany)
We are an independent organization, certifying the quality of food and beverage products, containing edible insects. Certified products are safe and sustainable.

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Home farming insects:

Livin farms coming system:

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 the Hive that  you can buy now!

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

Beobia (www.beobia.com/)
Home insects farm project.

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Insect farming for the poor:

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.

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.

Insects for all (www.insectsforall.nl/en/) (Netherlands)

Farms for orphans (www.farmsfororphans.org) (USA)

Aspire FG (www.aspirefg.com), (Ghana, USA)
Aspire has two parts: One part working on commercial cricket farming in the US. And one part in Ghana which is a commercial palm weevil farm and “a program which empowers peri-rural farmers to raise palm weevils locally”.

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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)

Danish Technological Institute (www.dti.dk) (Denmark)

SLU (www.slu.se) (Sweden)

PROTEiNSECT (www.proteinsect.eu)

Research Institute for Resource Insects in Yunnan (www.riricaf.org) (China)

 

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Insect industry organisations:

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.

AFFIA (affia.org) (Asia)
“The Asian Food and Feed Insect Association- AFFIA- aims at bringing industry and research stakeholders from the insects’ sector in a collaborative movement towards the development of entomoculture, entomophagy and their related activities.”

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.

North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (www.edibleinsectcoalition.org) (US/Canada)
“The mission of the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture is to foster collaboration amongst stakeholders and create a consolidated voice to encourage the positive growth of insects as both feed and food.”

Venik (venik.nl) (Netherlands)
Organisation for the dutch insect industry.

Insektsföretagen (www.insektsforetagen.se)(Sweden)
The Swedish insect food and feed business organisation.

InsectCentre (insectcentre.com) (Netherlands)
InsectCentre is a network organisation. Our goal is to connect all parties who have an interest in contributing to the introduction of insects as feed, food and pharma in order to speed up accomplishments which are greater than those a single participant could reach.

Kempen Insect Clustre (www.kempeninsectcluster.be) (Belgium)
A cocreation platform for companies up- and downstream to create new products and services around bioconversion with insects.

Insect Protein Association of Australia (insectproteinassoc.com) (Australia)
Promoting positive, practical and industry relevant regulation and governance.
Our purpose is to encourage and develop the Insect Protein industry to uphold the clean and green brand of Australian produce.
We work to support Insect Farmers, Insect protein suppliers, and retailers.

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Insect eating advocates:

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 ;-)

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)
Ana Day is doing a great job on promoting edible insects. Check out 4ento!

Food Insects Newsletter (www.foodinsectsnewsletter.org) (USA)
The classic source for entomophagy news.

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)
Meghan Currys project (not so many updates lately)

Little Herds (www.littleherds.org), (USA)
RNA, Robert Nathan Allen an co does a great job promoting edible insects in the United States.

Bugible (www.bugible.com) (USA)
Advocate: Aly Moore

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)

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 Nation (www.entonation.com) (USA)
A podcast, and  bug news website, hosted by Marc “the Cricket Man” Sanchez.

Buglady (Buglady.dk) (Denmark)
Danish Nina Askov, aka Buglady, is a blogger who combines the love of cooking with a big passion for insects as food.

Ilkka Taponen (https://ilkkataponen.com/) (Finland)
Finlands edible insect blogger.

Entomofago (www.entomofago.eu/) (Italy)
Just like Bugburger Lorenzo Pezzato have been promoting edible insects by journalism since 2014. But Lorenzo have been way more active then Bugburgers founder, and have really made a website packed with great journalism in three languages: Italian, English and Chinese!

Skyfood – Swiss network for edible insects (skyfood.ch) (Switzerland)
Don’t miss Daniel Ambühls fantastic Youtube channel with great interviews and videos from all around the world.
He has also made a bee drone larvae cookbook! Now also in English.

Entovegan (entovegan.com) (Cambodia)
Josh Galt proves to the world that it is healthy living an entovegan lifestyle, consuming vegetables, insects and crustaceans. Read Bugburgers interview with Josh here >>

Bugs4Beginners (www.bugs4beginners.com) (USA)
Michaela Dai Zovi has compiled a fantastic cook book packed with loads of insect dishes.
She aslo updates her blog with news and recipes!


Podcasts and Youtube channels!

Don’t miss Bugburgers Youtube channel… but honestly there are some even better channels out there. And podcasts!

Ento Nation (www.entonation.com) (USA)
A great podcast hosted by Marc “the Cricket Man” Sanchez.

Les Criquets Migrateurs (France)
Follow a great edible insect trip around the world!

Skyfood (Switzerland)
Don’t miss Daniel Ambühls fantastic Youtube channel with great interviews and videos from all around the world.

Bug recipes!
Great Youtube channel with recipes from Aaron and Leo

Bugging out! (USA)
Chef PV:s insect cooking youtube channel.

Ento Podcast (UK)
Check out Ross Ento podcast!


Insect startups that disappeared:

Unfortunately not all make it. Here is a list of some of the startups that seems to have stopped existing.
Most of the time the indication of this is that the webpage have been down for a while, sometimes its through info from the founders.
Please contact Bugburger if the business is still operating!

Viur (www.fodurskordyr.is), (Iceland)
Have decided to quit.

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)

ento (www.eat-ento.co.uk/) (UK)

Gathr foods (gathrfoods.com) (UK)
Used to make the Crobar

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

Crispizz (twitter.com/crispizzfood) (France)

Qvicket (www.qvicket.se) (Sweden)
Swedish insect startup from 2015-2018. Didn’t make it.

Hakuna mat (www.hakunamat.se) (Sweden)
Unfortunately one of Swedens pioneer entopreneurs Hakuna mat didn’t make it.

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

Ronzo (www.ronzo.co) (Poland)
A polish start up that worked on cricket capsules.

Buggies (buggies.dk) (Denmark)

Mophagy.com (USA)

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.

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.”

Cricket Protein Store (cricketproteinstore.com) (USA)

CrickEatz (twitter.com/Crickeatz) (UK)

Thinksect (www.thinksect.com) (USA)

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

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

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

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

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

Insects for starters (insectsforstarters.com) (Sweden)

Insektshop.no (www.insektshop.no) (Norway)

Bugsnacks (bugsnacks.vn) (Vietnam)

Inskt (www.inskt.dk) (Denmark)
Are about to launch a webshop selling “raw” edible insects, as well as a few products with insects from different European producers. Will also be offering tasting/cooking events

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

The Bugchicks (thebugchicks.com) (USA)

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

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

Jump Bars (twitter.com/jumpbars) (Canada)

Bug Muscle (bugmuscle.com) (US)

Green Kow (www.greenkow.be) (Belgium)
One of the pioneers. The website is down, waiting for confirmation if they our out of business or not.

Entomochef (www.entomochef.be) (Belgium)
Chris Derudder from Entomochef founded the World Edible Insect Day.

EntoBento (entobento.com) (USA)

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

Ento.nu (ento.nu) (Denmark)
Danish cricket farm in the Copenhagen area.

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

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

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

Good Bug Food Shop (www.goodbugfood.shop) (Netherlands)

Getsharp (www.getsharp.eu) (UK)
Cricket bar

C-FU Foods (cfufoods.com), (Canada)
Extracts the protein from crickets and makes their own cricket-tofu: C-FU.
C-FU Food had its own brand One Hop Kitchen (onehopkitchen.com) selling a bolognese with crickets.
C-FU have been bought by Protifarm.

Nordic Insect Economy (nie.fi) (Finland)

Bugsy Bros (bugsybros.com.au) (Australia)

Gryllies (gryllies.com), (Canada)

Flourish farm (flourishfarm.com/) (USA)

Sustainable boost (www.sustainableboost.com) (USA)

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

Crickstart (crickstart.com) (USA/Canada)
Became Landish.

Lithic Food (www.lithicfoods.com) (USA)
Bars, powders and cricket pasta. Closed down in 2019.

Nordic Food Supplements (www.nordicfoodsupplements.no) (Norway)

Entomo Farm (entomo.farm), (France)

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108 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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  32. MasterBug says:

    Hello, i’m MasterBug and I create videos Recipes with insects in Italy.
    http://www.masterbug.it

    Bye ;-)

    1. Anders Engström says:

      You are now on the list MasterBug!

  33. Federico says:

    Hi! I think you forgot Microvita from Italy.

    1. Anders Engström says:

      now on the list

  34. syrine says:

    Hi! Thanks for mentioning nextProtein! Would be very appreciated if you could write it like this “nextProtein” rather than the way it is! Great list!
    All the best to you!

    1. syrine says:

      Also, just noticed we are in the FOOD section, but we actually are actors in the animal FEED sector!
      Thanks!

      1. Anders Engström says:

        ok. fixed.

  35. Brenda says:

    Thanks for having created and maintained this fantastic resource!
    Please add Tottem Nutrition to the entomopasta section:
    https://tottemnutrition.co/
    https://www.facebook.com/tottemnutrition/
    We’re based in Montreal, Québec, Canada.
    Our Website and FB are currently only in the French language, but we’ll soon have English as well.
    In solidarity,
    Brenda Plant
    Cofounder, Tottem Nutrition

    1. Anders Engström says:

      You are now on the list!

  36. Martin says:

    Hi Bugburgers,

    Have you see Crickster? The danish company that believe everyone deserves to have the tools to live a happy and healty life. One of the things they are doing is providing products with insects.

    Have a great and lovely day.

    Kind regards Martin, http://www.crickster.dk

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hi you are already on the list!
      In the category:
      “Insect-candy/snacks/crispbread”

  37. Anders Engström says:

    Hi! You are already on the list! (its a long list ;-)
    You are in the category: “Online stores selling insects for human consumption:”
    If you want to be in a different category, please tell me!

    /Anders

  38. Luciernaga says:

    Aspire might have been conceived at the beginning as food for the poor (in order to get the huge amount of money they got) but in reality what the look for is business. And I think it is OK to look for business, but to clearly state it. It is hypocritical to pretend doing charity but in reality looking for profit!

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hi! I realized I haven’t updated Aspires listing for a while. Now the info is updated.

  39. Christoph Speiser says:

    Hey I am mentioning your site in my bachelor thesis, for that i need the name of the Author!
    Thank you for your great work !

    Christoph Speiser

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hi. All articles on Bugburger are written and maintained by me :-)
      /Anders Engström

  40. Johan Jacobs says:

    HI, great list!
    Coudl you include Millibeter, founded in Belgium in 2012, in the list? We work with the Black Soldier Fly, primarily for feed, petfood, and technical applications. We have founded the Kempen Insect Cluster in 2017, a cocreation platform for companies up- and downstream to create new products and services around bioconversion with insects.
    http://www.millibeter.be
    http://www.kempeninsectcluster.be
    Regards
    JJ
    Johan Jacobs

    1. Anders Engström says:

      ok

  41. Grubs up says:

    Grubsup.com.au

    Established late 2016.
    Selling human food products, including producing our own and importing cricket powder.

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Ok! I’ll put you in the general food section!

  42. Ross says:

    Hi,

    The Ento Podcast was missing from the list.

    Thanks

    1. Anders Engström says:

      I have now included a podcast section. Will there be any more episodes coming?

  43. Grubs up says:

    Please add grubsup.com.au

    1. Anders Engström says:

      its already on the list (generalists)

  44. Thomas Rognstad says:

    Hello
    Urbanmat.no is a cricket farmer(field crickets) and mealworm farmer in Norway.
    We produce live food for pets, cricket powder, dryed crickets, roasted crickets and cooked crickets.

    1. Anders Engström says:

      You are now on the list in the category professional insect farmers.

  45. Juan Morales says:

    Hello, good list!
    Could you add me please?
    ExoticFood.es
    We are one of the first online stores in Spain to sell insects products for human consuption.
    Thanks!

    1. Anders Engström says:

      of course!

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  50. Kevin Wu says:

    Hello,

    My start-up farms domestic crickets for human consumption on a commercial scale. We process crickets into powder and whole roasted form.

    We are based in Malaysia and we supply to manufacturers worldwide.

    Check out our website to find out more.

    Email me for wholesale prices.

  51. Joe Shouldice says:

    Yes Crickets
    Premium Canadian cricket farm growing crickets and also selling flavoured dry-roasted crickets and protein powder.
    http://www.yescrickets.com

    1. Anders Engström says:

      you are now on the list!

  52. Sebastian says:

    Hi impressive work and amazing list,
    could you please add us : BioHexaPro http://www.biohexapro.com
    we just started 3 months ago but we will be fully operational in January and will produce Burger, Protein Bar, Cricket Flour for Agriculture and Pet Food
    We are based in Colombia, department of Caldas

    1. Anders Engström says:

      You are now on the list!

  53. Conan says:

    Infinite Food Group a.k.a Cricket Market
    Founded by Canadian, Cricket Market is the first and only autorised Commercial Cricket Farm in Panama. Central and south America Largest cricket farm focused on organic and 100% tracability.
    http://www.cricketmarket.net
    Facebook: @cricketmarketfarm
    Infinitefoodgroup@gmail.com

    1. Anders Engström says:

      You are soon on the list! The first entry from Panama!

  54. max says:

    you may want to add Bugsolutely China, makers of the unique Bella Pupa silkworm powder based snack http://www.bugsolutely.cn/eng

    1. Anders Engström says:

      sure!

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  59. Arctic meal- and superworms says:

    I’m planning to start a meal- and superworm breeding company for human and animal consumption in northern Finland. Would like to know if there would be companies interested in Sweden buying live, frozen and dried worms? Contacts by email if interested!

  60. seeds says:

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto
    a colleague who was doing a little research on this.
    And he actually ordered me dinner because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this topic here on your web page.

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  63. Maria says:

    Bra liste, men du mangler den største produsenten i Norge: Urbanmat. Urbanmat.no

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hej!
      Du tittade i fel kategori. Urban mat finns i kategorin Professional Insect Farmers.
      Men det kanske är fel kategori.
      Vad tycker du?

      /Anders

  64. Thomas Rognstad says:

    Ja det er tiktig det.
    Men vi lager også mat og dyrefor.
    Kansje vi burde vært i flere kategorier.
    Vi heter Urbanmat i ett ord.
    http://www.Urbanmat.no

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hej!
      Nu är ni med i båda kategorier.

      /Anders

  65. Arunee says:

    Hi,

    I am Arunee from Magalarva, an insect protein producer (using Black Soldier Fly larvae) for animal feed based in Indonesia.
    Would be awesome if you could include us on the list!
    For more info about our company, visit our website http://www.magalarva.com

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hi Arunee!
      You are now included on the list!

      /Anders

  66. Arunee says:

    Hi Anders,

    Thank you for including us! By the way, there’s a tiny typo on our name there on the list: it’s Magalarva, not Maglarva :D

    Thanks again!

    1. Anders Engström says:

      ok!

  67. Lars says:

    Hej Anders,

    Thanks for this overview! Do you have information on the history of the European insect for feed sector?

    1. Anders Engström says:

      Hej Lars,
      No, nothing I have written down. I think the pet feed and bait feed sector started in the 50:s. Breeding insects as food for livestock, poultry and fish is more recent.
      In the EU it became legal feeding fish with certain species of insects in July 2017. It is still not legal to feed poultry and livestock.

      My main interest is insects as food. Feeding animals is a waste of energy :) But its better using insects as a protein source then using fish meal.
      And I think the insect feed industry might help making insect protein more affordable.

      /Anders
      /Anders

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  72. Tom says:

    Hi there,
    Hope you are good!
    Could you please add The Cricket Hop Co. to the list? We are UK based with production and farm in Vietnam.

    The Cricket Hop Co. Cricket Protein Flour is now available in the UK on Amazon UK.

    All the best
    Tom
    http://www.crickethop.com

  73. Johan Smith says:

    nice blog..thanks for sharing with us…

  74. Kevin Wu says:

    Hello,

    Please add my company on the list http://www.ento.my. Established 2018, we are based in Malaysia.

    1. Anders Engström says:

      sure!

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  79. Didde says:

    Hi

    We would love to be added to your list of “Online stores selling insects for human consumption”. We are a company from Denmark, established in 2016.

    Best regards,
    Didde
    Insektprotein.dk

    1. Anders Engström says:

      ofcourse! I will add you to the list!
      Cool to see that you are selling frozen BSF.
      Is i t possible to order outside of Denmark?
      /Anders

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