Emilie Filou
A newsletter chronicling the growing use of insects as food and feed.
Created 23 Jul 2020
  • Buzzing: Tackling methane emissions with insects
    05 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Hello everyone, how are you all doing? Climate change is obviously at the forefront of news at the moment, so I thought I’d chip in too. This week in Buzzing: Insects could help tackle methane emissio...
  • Buzzing: YIMBY to insect farms
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Dear all, how are you keeping? It was lovely to see that so many of you enjoyed my radio piece on the BBC. If you’d like more insects on the radio, here are three more “insectivorous dispatches” (as m...
  • Buzzing: A trip down the archive
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Hi, how are you all this week? Apologies this comes later than usual: this is due to a tech snafu at my end 🙄. Today in Buzzing: A rummage through the archive In Other News: Awards nomination galore ...
  • Buzzing: We need an insect protein hierarchy
    24 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Hello, how are you today? This is the 30th edition of Buzzing! If you’ve read all 30 editions, well done for making it this far. And if you haven’t, do browse the archives for plenty of food for thoug...
  • Buzzing: Regulation, one down, more to go
    10 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Howdy all, how are you this week? My mealworms are slowly recovering, but I think I may need to buy more adults to boost the colony… This week in Buzzing: Insect protein in poultry and pig feed isn’t ...
  • Buzzing: On Western prejudices
    27 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Hello friends, how are you all keeping? I am back from holidays. It was great for the soul, but terrible for my mealworms. All my adult beetles died, as did many of my larvae, especially the smaller o...
  • Buzzing: Getting over the yuck factor is urgent
    14 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 5 5
    Hello everyone, how are you all? This week’s edition is a little late but holidays got in the way 😊. I did however manage to squeeze in one very exciting work trip (see below). And to all the new sub...
  • Buzzing: Sussing out the protein competition
    30 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 4 4
    Hello everyone, I hope you’re keeping well, wherever you are. The first issue of Buzzing went out almost exactly a year ago! Thank you for coming on this journey with me. ☺️ This week in Buzzing: Suss...
  • Buzzing: On insects & processed foods
    16 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    Hello everyone, I hope you’re keeping well. Buzzing plans to go *abroad* this summer, which is as exciting as it is daunting with travel restrictions changing weekly. Anyway, normal service should con...
  • Buzzing: Reflections on waste
    02 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Dear all, I hope you’ve had a good week. It was a good one here: Buzzing was nominated for Newsletter of the Year at the Freelance Writing Awards. I didn’t win (Christina Newland did for Sisters Under...
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