Edible Insects


It’s been from May 13th that eating insects is again in the buzz of the specialized media because of a work presented in the FAO’s International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. The work is Edible insects – Future prospects for food and feed security.

It shows the many traditional and potential new uses of insects for direct human consumption and the opportunities for and constraints to farming them for food and feed. It examines the body of research on issues such as insect nutrition and food safety, the use of insects as animal feed, and the processing and preservation of insects and their products.

FAO made also available this information guide: The contribution of insects to food security, livelihoods and the environment.

Here in our Food Design Association, we have Giulia Tachini. She took her Product Design Master’s Degree in the Polytechnic of Milan presenting her final project: A Hypothesis of Food System Compensation: Eating Insects for Food Security and a Sustainable Future. The work got good critics and she kept on with the theme organizing other projects supporting her aims. Like this insect biscuits presented in the Milan Design Week 2013. Get to know more on her site.

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Another nice project I found on the web is this one by Monica Martinez & Rosanna Yau, take a look here.


Here’s an interesting video… “FAO consultant, Afton Halloran, describes the use of insects as food in developing nations to provide nutrients missed in local food supplies and how the practice is spreading globally. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”


Street Food Lighting


Jorge Mañes Rubio’s Seethisway just has received the second prize in the Your Street Eindhoven design contest with the Project Street Food Lighting. The Project consists in projecting popular food places on empty dark weird spaces walls. The intention is to bring life to those places. And it worked. Street Food Lighting is ‘a visually very attractive project. Brings people (young and old and of all income levels) together, and fits perfectly into the picture of Eindhoven, city of design, technology and light’ says the jury. Watch some more from the project in the beginning of this video.



October 21st from 7pm | RADIO presents STREET FOOD MANIFESTO #1

Street Food Manifesto – Starts of Friday the 21st of october and will grow and evolve until the end of december

TourDeFork in collaboration with Essen Taste magazine will be trying to analyze and asses the modern interpretation of street food, by accumulating, categorizing and extrapolating individual food products from their original context, whilst trying to apply a set of rules from their Street Food Manifesto – in order to determine what may be classified as street food and what cannot, emphasizing the theory that street food it’s not what, where or with who you eat it, but how.


Friday 21 october | o19.00 — 22.00
RADIO Via Pestalozzi, 4 Milano
guest: Linda Troni / food designer
street food menù