"We are already eating edible insects," says Monica Martinez of Don Bugito, the "Pre-Hispanic Snackeria" that made a splash with their wax-moth larvae tacos at this year's S.F. Street Food Fest. She's referring to the FDA standards that allow for a certain amount of insect eggs fruit flies for example in tomatoes meant for human consumption. In this video from Fair Companies, we learn about Martinez's quest to launch Don Bugito as a full-time food cart serving edible insects (from FDA-approved sources, of course), and to convince S.F. foodies that insects are the new sushi.
Future of meat: edible bugs as low waste, homegrown protein [Fair Companies]