Growing appetite for edible insects

(10 May 2015) US: EDIBLE INSECTS
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AP Television
San Francisco, California – February 18, 2015
1. Close-up of live mealworms
2. Monica Martinez looks through container of mealworms
3. Chopsticks sorting through worms
4. Worker covers worms with tray
5. Worker puts tray of worms in oven
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Monica Martinez, founder of Don Bugito:
“The idea is not to replace meat or poultry. The idea is maybe offer another type of protein into the food market, some type of protein that can be a little more sustainable and more ecological.”
7. Worms scooped out of strainer
8. Spoon with three meal worms
9. Martinez puts try of mealworms in oven
10. Bowl of worms poured onto cooking tray
11. Spatula tosses cooked worms in bowl of spices
12. Two packages of Don Bugito snacks
13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Monica Martinez, founder of Don Bugito:
“Most people who actually say, ‘Oh, it’s kind of gross,’ they said it before trying it. Then they try it and they were like, ‘Whoa, you know, is pretty good.'”
AP Television
Berkeley, California – February 5, 2015
14. Megan Miller and assistant prep trays of cookies
15. Raw cookie dough on tray
16. Megan Miller presses dough into cookie shape
17. Cricket flour poured into mixing bowl
18. Miller and assistant scoop cookie dough
19. Scooping cookie dough from container
20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Megan Miller, Founder of Bitty Foods:
“Bitty Foods is a company that makes high protein foods with cricket flour, which is an extremely sustainable, new high-protein ingredient.”
21. Miller puts tray of cookies in oven
22. Tray of cookie slides into rack
23. Chef lays out baked cookies
24. Hands putting cookies into bag
25. Miller sealing bag of cookies
26. Rows of Bitty Foods cookie bags
27. SOUNDBITE: (English) Megan Miller, Founder of Bitty Foods:
“For the average American, we’re going to start to see people trying insects in a powdered form, incorporated into foods so they’re invisible, before people are going to make the leap to eating whole insects.”
AP Television
Oakland, California – February 9, 2015
28. Daniel Imrie-Situnayake holds crickets and fruit
29. Close-ups of crickets on fruit
30. Small cricket farm made from egg cartons
SOUNDBITE: (English) Daniel Imrie-Situnayake, CEO, Tiny Farms:
“The goal is basically to make it easier and cheaper to produce industrial scale volumes of insects that can be used in food products for a growing market for insects as a healthy food ingredient.”
31. Imrie-Situnayake holds carton with crickets
32. Close-ups of crickets on carton
33. Imrie-Situnayake shows ivory cockroach out of tank
34. Close-up of ivory cockroach
35. SOUNDBITE: (English) Daniel Imrie-Situnayake, CEO, Tiny Farms:
“We’re really just scraping the surface in terms of figuring out what the potential is for insects to be part of our food system.”
AP Television
San Francisco, California – February 25, 2015
36. Salesman offering free samples of Don Bugito insects at food stand in San Francisco Ferry Building
37. Board advertising edible insects
38. Samples of chocolate-covered crickets
39. Samples of chili-lime crickets and spicy superworms
40. Boy tells grandma “no” he doesn’t want to try insects
41. Leslie Foreman samples cricket
42. Foreman talks with salesman at kiosk
43. SOUNDBITE: (English) Leslie Foreman, Don Bugito sampler:
“No, it doesn’t really taste like a bug. It tastes like crunchy spices, so yeah…”
44. Jar of chili-lime crickets
47. Sam Razuk tries crickets, says “tasty”

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