CSIRO Edible Insect Symposium

CSIRO Edible Insect Symposium

Nicole was delighted to attend the CSIRO Edible Insect Symposium in Brisbane, Australia – developing Australia’s edible insect research and industry to improve environmental, health and cultural outcomes. It was great to be among like-minds and kindred spirits who all want insects to become a part of the Australian food supply and help grow the industry for the good of all. All the main Australian producers were there (with the notable exception of Skye from the Edible Bug Shop who couldn’t be with us but sent along some delicious insect snacks for us to enjoy). There was Grilo Protein, Leap Cricket Protein, Goterra, Rebel Food Tasmania and Grubs Up as well as Buggy Bix (insect treats for dogs). The presentations were very good and very diverse. We were honored with the presence of two international researchers, both big names in the edible insects world: Arnold van Huis from the Netherlands and Nanna Roos from Denmark. Nicole spoke on marketing, labelling and culinary directions. It was a diverse audience all the way from academic researchers, growers, marketers and little old us who provide nutrition marketing services to help insect businesses with great communications. Importantly the Insect Protein Association of Australia (IPAA) was there to offer a guiding hand to this emerging industry. Nicole is on the Food Committee of IPAA to help. We all agreed our fledgling industry is flying under the radar of government funding and support right now and we need to continue to make some noise about the amazing potential of the industry and encourage some government money to give us a hand-up. The passion and drive to succeed was palpable and there is no doubt edible insects are on the up in Australia.


The market panel:


Grilo Protein with Nicole


Nicole with Jess from Leap Cricket Protein


Nicole presenting on marketing, labelling and culinary directions

Nicole was delighted to attend the CSIRO Edible Insect Symposium in Brisbane, Australia – developing Australia’s edible insect research and industry to improve environmental, health and cultural outcomes. It was great to be among like-minds and kindred spirits who all want insects to become a part of the Australian food supply and help grow the industry for the good of all. All the main Australian producers were there (with the notable exception of Skye from the Edible Bug Shop who couldn’t be with us but sent along some delicious insect snacks for us to enjoy). There was Grilo Protein, Leap Cricket Protein, Goterra, Rebel Food Tasmania and Grubs Up as well as Buggy Bix (insect treats for dogs). The presentations were very good and very diverse. We were honored with the presence of two international researchers, both big names in the edible insects world: Arnold van Huis from the Netherlands and Nanna Roos from Denmark. Nicole spoke on marketing, labelling and culinary directions. It was a diverse audience all the way from academic researchers, growers, marketers and little old us who provide nutrition marketing services to help insect businesses with great communications. Importantly the Insect Protein Association of Australia (IPAA) was there to offer a guiding hand to this emerging industry. Nicole is on the Food Committee of IPAA to help. We all agreed our fledgling industry is flying under the radar of government funding and support right now and we need to continue to make some noise about the amazing potential of the industry and encourage some government money to give us a hand-up. The passion and drive to succeed was palpable and there is no doubt edible insects are on the up in Australia.

The market panel:

Grilo Protein with Nicole

Nicole with Jess from Leap Cricket Protein

Nicole presenting on marketing, labelling and culinary directions

Nicole was delighted to attend the CSIRO Edible Insect Symposium in Brisbane, Australia – developing Australia’s edible insect research and industry to improve environmental, health and cultural outcomes. It was great to be among like-minds and kindred spirits who all want insects to become a part of the Australian food supply and help grow the industry for the good of all. All the main Australian producers were there (with the notable exception of Skye from the Edible Bug Shop who couldn’t be with us but sent along some delicious insect snacks for us to enjoy). There was Grilo Protein, Leap Cricket Protein, Goterra, Rebel Food Tasmania and Grubs Up as well as Buggy Bix (insect treats for dogs). The presentations were very good and very diverse. We were honored with the presence of two international researchers, both big names in the edible insects world: Arnold van Huis from the Netherlands and Nanna Roos from Denmark. Nicole spoke on marketing, labelling and culinary directions. It was a diverse audience all the way from academic researchers, growers, marketers and little old us who provide nutrition marketing services to help insect businesses with great communications. Importantly the Insect Protein Association of Australia (IPAA) was there to offer a guiding hand to this emerging industry. Nicole is on the Food Committee of IPAA to help. We all agreed our fledgling industry is flying under the radar of government funding and support right now and we need to continue to make some noise about the amazing potential of the industry and encourage some government money to give us a hand-up. The passion and drive to succeed was palpable and there is no doubt edible insects are on the up in Australia.

The market panel:

Grilo Protein with Nicole

Nicole with Jess from Leap Cricket Protein

Nicole presenting on marketing, labelling and culinary directions

Egg, spinach and bush tomato mealworm breakfast sandwich

Egg, spinach and bush tomato mealworm breakfast sandwich

A deliciously simple #bugs4breakfast idea.

Ingredients
2 slices wholegrain bread, toasted
2 teaspoons whole egg mayonnaise
1 egg
1 handful baby spinach leaves
1 heaped tablespoon roasted mealworms with bush tomato seasoning

Simply toast two slices of your favourite wholegrain bread (I used wholemeal Afghan bread this time). Spread one side with whole egg mayo and sprinkle with roasted mealworms with bush tomato seasoning (order from the Edible Bug Shop). Add baby spinach leaves and top with a cooked egg (I used a fried egg but you could use a poached egg). Place the other slice of toast on top and enjoy!