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 ENTOSENSE MISSION


 

Make Edible Insects Part of the Daily Diet of North Americans

 

Edible Insects as a serious food source has been gaining acceptance across the United States, 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 demand in less than 50 years. For the benefit of our children, we need solutions to our unsustainable agriculture and livestock production systems. Edible insects is a natural answer.

 

Edible Insects are Healthy

 

Insects as a nutritional food source has been generally ignored by much of North America (Bravo Mexico!).  Yet, many edible insects have more protein than beef or salmon and include all of the essential amino acids (this and being rich in B12 makes them a great meat alternative for vegetarians). Edible insects are packed with very bio-available vitamins and minerals. Many have more iron than spinach and more calcium than milk and include substantial quantities of B12 and Omega 3. They are a prebiotic which are nutrients for probiotics.  Adding edible insects to our diet makes sense.

 

Edible Insects are an Environmentally Friendly and Humane 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. Over the next fifty years demand for meat (specifically beef) will double or more. Our planet can not handle this growth. In contrast, insects can be grown vertically in rural or urban environments using a fraction of the land, water and feed needed for meat. They emit minimal greenhouse gasses and do not pollute our land and waterways with their waste (insect frass is a fertilizer). 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.

 

Greatest Food Revolution of Our Time

 

It’s not often that chefs have a whole new food group to experiment with. There are nearly 2000 edible insects and they all taste different. Vanguard chefs are discovering ways to use whole, chopped and powdered insects to astound patrons with dishes that range from shocking to delicious. Beyond being healthy, sustainable, environmentally friendly, humane and delicious, cooking with edible insects is fun. Nobody ever forgets when and where they ate their first scorpion.

 

The World Follows Trends Originating Here in North America

 

Entosense is introducing 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

Entosense Edible Insects

ENTOSENSE  PROPERTIES

From education to commerce, Entosense has developed a suite of online properties.

EdibleInsects.com   Edible Insect Marketplace

EdibleInsects.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.

Edible Insects For Sale Online
Entovida

EntoVida   Wholesale Edible Insect Products

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.

Do Business:  EntoVida.com

EntoBlog.com   All About Edible Insects

EntoBlog publishes a bi-weekly newsletter featuring a different edible insects with each issue. It covers more than just the products made with these insects, it goes in-depth about the insect itself giving you insight in to the important role insects play in our lives.

Explore:  EntoBlog.com

Edible Insect Blog
EntoEducation

EntoEducation.com   Ento Ambassador Program

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.

Participate:  EntoEducation.com

Bugs For Dinner   Consumer Education

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

Bugs For Dinner
Edible Insect Blog

Edible Insect Newsletter Delivered Every Other Week
The newsletter covers a wide range of topics concerning edible insects

ENTOSENSE PRODUCT LINE SHEETS

Below are the line sheets for Entosense wholesale products. If you would like to order wholesale, please call 1-800-794-1829.

EntoCuisine
Chapulines For Sale in Bulk
Kickers Flavored Crickets
Cricket Crunch Bar
Edible Scorpions Glow Kit
Scorpions do glow
Custom Label Edible Insects
Scorpion Shots & Cocktails

Entosense Media Coverage…

Sustainable

Edible insects are sustainable. They are grown humanely and can be grown just about anyplace in the world by households, small farmers and large commercial interests.

Healthy

Edible insects have as much protein as beef with all of the essential amino acids. Packed with vitamin B12 and Omega 3 they are a prebiotic which is food for probiotics.

Planet Friendly

Edible insects are good for the environment. Substantially less land is needed and only about 1% of the freshwater is used compared to beef. Their food to feed ratio is around 2:1.

Retail Products

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.

Wholesale Products

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.

Custom Products

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.

ENTOSENSE insects prepared by CHEF JOSEPH YOON of BROOKLYN BUGS

Joseph was one of the first chefs to realize that insects are one of the greatest culinary challenges of our lifetime. And, he embraced it wholeheartedly!

Brooklyn Bugs
Edible Japanese Wasp
Edible Black Ants
Scorpions You Can Eat
Edible Grasshoppers
Bug Recipes
Black Ants You Can Eat
Bug Dinner
Edible Water Bugs
Scorpion Sushi
Insect Sushi
Scorpion Fritata
Black Ants & Shrimp
Scorpion Delight
Scorpion Edible Roll

The  History  of  Entosense

Maine Entosense

A Family Business Based in Maine

Thirteen year old Sam asked “Why don’t we eat bugs?”. After receiving a typical Dad answer, he continued to research edible insects and reported back about how billions of people do eat bugs every day, how healthy it was for us and how it was sustainable and a good move for the environment. He convinced his whole family that we should be eating bugs if we care about a healthy future.

 

By the time Sam is his Dad’s age, there will be half again as many people on our planet and meat production will need to double – which is not possible. Edible insects is one answer.

 

Recognizing how rare it is to have the opportunity to impact the world in such a way, Sam’s Dad and his Aunt decided to make major career changes and start a business that sold insects as food to North Americans. Outside of the family, many friends worried about the decision. It’s true, few things are reviled as much as bugs are in America. It’s either crazy or brave. The belief that enough people will see the numbers and believe straightforward facts drove them on. Edible insects are healthy, environmentally friendly, raised humanely and taste great.

 

Being based in Maine, everyone here has heard about the ascent of lobster from food so disgusting prisoners revolted over being fed it to the high priced delicacy it is today. Lobster are simply the bugs of the sea. Considering the benefits of insects, it’s only natural that they will follow in the path of their aquatic relatives.

 

In July of 2015, Entosense was incorporated in the state of Maine.

 

Beginning with only the brother and sister team working out of a barn, it has grown continuously.
Today, Entosense is located in the Roy Hill Mill in Lewiston, Maine and has a number of employees. Entosense has gone beyond eCommerce and now sells edible insects online and wholesale to retailers worldwide.

 

Entosense’s mission is to make edible insects part of the daily diet of North Americans.

Entosense logoEntosense Employment Application

 

Entosense is growing and we’re looking for good people. If you are interested in working at Entosense in Lewiston, Maine. please fill out an employment application and mail or email it to us.

 

However, do not use the contact form for employment inquiries and also do not call or inquire before you send your application. We will only take you seriously if you take the time to apply properly. We hope you understand.

 

With that said, it’s an incredible adventure and a fun place to work. There are not many things we revile in North America as much as we do bugs. It’s an unwarranted cultural fear. It’s our job to change this prejudice for the sake of our population and our planet’s health. Insects are imperative to our survival. If you understand the need and can accept the challenge. Please apply.

 

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