Energy Bars With A Special Protein Source - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Energy Bars With A Special Protein Source

Posted: Updated:

"Sometimes they like flash fry them in a wok, sometimes they boil them to get all the hair off and just gobble them up, sometimes they just roast them over a fire," explains  butterfly pavilion entomologist, Marry Ann Hamilton.

 Mary Ann Hamilton says folks in 13 countries eat bugs for protein.

"We eat bugs because we have bugs that are milled into our flour that the food and drug administration can't control," Hamilton continues.

Most cinnamon, chocolate and cereal have invertebrate legs, wings and parts. And surprisingly enough, they don't seem to taste too bad!

Patrick Crowley buys crickets raised for human consumption from a farm in Louisiana

"And then we take those crickets and we mill them down to flour," he explains.  The once they are milled he bakes them.

 These low fat protein dense energy bars come in a variety of flavors too.

Crowley says at first friends thought he was nuts, but now he's busier than ever.

Folks are curious and want to see what all the fuss is about.

 "They are aware of the un-sustainability of our current food supply and the food systems we have," says Crowley.

For example, as a food, insects use up far less water than other sources of protein, like beef.

Mary Ann says first, we'll need a culture shift which may take some time.

Scientists say that there are 200,000 insects per every human on the planet. So eat as many as you want! We will never run out.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Arrest Made In Fatal Camden Hit And Run

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:45:20 GMT
    Surveillance Footage: Camden County Police DepartmentSurveillance Footage: Camden County Police Department

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

    According to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Facebook page an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and Run that took place Saturday night.

  • CLOUDS TO SUN THURSDAY

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:52:31 GMT

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs today remain in the mid 80s. 

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Thursday, early clouds will lead to afternoon sun as highs remain in the mid 80s. We stay dry Friday with lower humidity and sunny skies. We warm back up near 90 for the weekend with unsettled weather returning by late Saturday.

    Thursday: H-85 L-72

    Friday: H-86 L-65

    This Weekend

    Saturday: H-88 L-64

    Sunday: H-91 L-73

  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices