“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]