Join us in our mission to make edible insects part of the daily diet of North Americans
From education to commerce, Entosense has developed a suite of online properties.
EntoMarket.com is the first North American Edible Insect Marketplace. The online marketplace showcases products made by top entomophagy companies and includes edible bugs from ants to zebra tarantulas.
Bug Out Tonight is a nationwide event featuring entomophagy adventures hosted by our nation’s top chefs. Each chef prepares their dinner using their preferred selection of edible insects for this nights event. Every dinner experience is unique.
It’s our future generations that will be most affected by global warming, lack of arable land and an increased population. Now is the time to act. EntoEducation.com supplies educators and group leaders the materials and tools they need to teach about the benefits of edible insects.
EntoVida.com is a product line featuring edible insect products at wholesale prices. The website sells to retailers, educational institutions, restaurants, camps and more. It’s a membership site, therefore wholesale prices are hidden from the general public.
How do bug nutritional levels compare to beef, chicken and salmon? What nutrients do they hold? These answers and more can be found on the BugsForDinner.com website. This goal is to educate the general public about the benefits of entomophagy, the practice of eating insects.
Learn More: BugsForDinner.com
Edible Insects as a serious food source has been gaining acceptance across the US, Canada and Europe in recent years. In today’s increased environmental and health conscious world, edible insects make sense to a lot of people and this trend will not slow down as our planet struggles to adapt to a 50% to 80% increase in food need in less than 50 years. For the benefit of our children, we need solutions to our unsustainable agriculture and livestock production systems. Edible insects are a natural answer.
Edible Insects are Healthy.
Many edible insects have more protein than beef or salmon and include all of the essential amino acids. Edible insects are packed with very bio-available vitamins and minerals. They have more iron than spinach and more calcium than milk and include B12 and Omega 3. They are a prebiotic which is nutrients for probiotics. Edible insects are healthy.
Edible Insects are an Environmentally Friendly Solution.
During the past 50 years meat production has tripled and now accounts for nearly one-third of all arable land and one-third of the fresh water we use. In contrast, insects can be grown vertically in rural or urban environments using a fraction of the land, water and feed needed for meat. Insects can be grown humanely just about anywhere in the world by households, small farmers and large commercial interests. Edible insects are an environmentally friendly solution.
The World Follows Trends Originating Here in North America.
Entosense is bringing the edible insect experience that people the world over enjoy to restaurants and kitchen tables throughout North America. The world watches America and follows our lead. Making edible insects a trend here will benefit the world.
Join Us in Our Mission to Make Edible Insects Part of the Daily Diet of North Americans.
Consumers worldwide can purchase products made by top entomophgy companies and have them shipped right to their door through EntoMarket; the largest online marketplace for edible insects in the world.
Retailers, restaurants, educators and group leaders can purchase EntoVida edible insect products at wholesale prices from a membership based online marketplace. - Private Label services available.
People love to talk about their experience eating (or not) edible insects. They tell family and friends along with posting to social networks. Edible insects are the perfect branded premium incentive.
"Crickets, you start with crickets. Crickets and a beer." Speaking about her kids, "It's their favorite thing. They ate them like Doritos, and they wouldn't stop. I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from eating too many."
PEPSI CEO Names the snack food of the future: Bugs. "The hottest thing is eating crickets. I am not talking about the game cricket, I am talking about crickets!"
"I've eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens."
"Let's Eat Some Crickets!"
“Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets,”
What we eat is, after all, more a matter of custom and fashion than anything else… It can be attributed only to prejudice, that civilized man of today shows such a decided aversion to including any six-legged creatures in his diet.
“There is much logic behind the ants! I still love the ants. I use the ants not to be exotic for the sake of being exotic, I use them because they’re good, they’re tasty, they’re delicious!”
"A perfect "finger food" for protein hungry Bear. He explained to viewers of course, that it provides more protein than beef or fish - and that's makes it perfect survival food."
"These little ants fried are amazing with a little guacamole. And the worms, there are many different recipes for those. The little grasshoppers have a smoky flavor to them. It's the way they cook them, and it's really good."
The seed for Entosense was planted when a thirteen year old asked “Why don’t we eat bugs?” After receiving a typical Dad answer, he continued to research it and reported back about how billions of people do eat bugs every day, how healthy it was for us and how it was both sustainable and a good move for the environment. The conclusion was that we should be eating bugs if we care about a healthy future.
In short time, the whole family was convinced and a business grew out of the desire to build awareness through a combination of education and commerce.
In July of 2015, Entosense incorporated in the state of Maine.
The initial focus was, and still is, on ecommerce. EntoMarket.com was the first edible insect marketplace in North America. The website offers edible insect products developed by top entomophagy companies from around the world.
During early 2016, Entosense acquired the domain EdibleInsects.com. The ecommerce website was updated and transferred to the new domain. EntoMarket at EdibleInsects.com.
In May Entosense attended the Edible Insect Conference at Wayne State University in Detroit which cemented the belief that edible insects are not going to be a trend but that this is the beginning of a new industry. There were educators, scientists and business people attending from all over the world.
2016 saw the development of EntoEducation.com and EntoVida.com.
In 2017, Entosense began to offer wholesale edible insects to commercial chefs and independent retailers.