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The Gateway Bug (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 2 January 2018 (USA)
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Over 2 billion people on earth eat insects for protein. The Gateway Bug explores how changing daily eating habits can feed humanity in an uncertain age, one meal at a time.


Johanna B. Kelly
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Credited cast:
Andrew Zimmern ... Himself
Terese Pagh Terese Pagh ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom DeNucci ... Himself
Syrie Moskowitz ... Herself


An informative journey following the dramatic rise and fall of edible insect start-ups in America. This award winning documentary explores cultural taboos in diet to uncover clues to fix our broken food system in the West. From nutrition and diet, to tackling food security in climate catastrophe, from the front line of commercial cricket farms in the rust belt, to bug eating festivals keeping Austin weird. Witness the inauguration of the first American Edible Insect Coalition in America, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill watch the water crisis in Flint threatening industrial ag and the feeding of America. Includes interviews with over 50 industry leaders from Bizarre Foods TV host and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, to Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy (USDA), and Shark Tank star Pat Crowley. Written by Gus Gusterson

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2 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1


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Andrew Zimmern: The hunger issues, and the waste issues, and our broken food system and all things that relate to that have gone beyond the point of being shameful to the point where it's criminal. So if we have resources that are available to us, whether it's vegetables that grow underneath the surface of the ocean, whether it's bugs of any kind - anything that can help us solve those problems and return balance, health and wellness to our food system or supply food to the people who need it the most, to not ...
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Written by Matthew Taylor
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Food for Though
11 March 2018 | by copycat-30317See all my reviews

Who knew that there is an industry developing around insects as food? The Gateway Bug presents a fascinating picture of how dedicated individuals are working to save the planet with bugs. For example, crickets provide high-protein nourishment for cattle, reducing the need for the ever-scarcer water needed to grow corn. (There are bug-snacks for humans too, but I choose not to go there.) This is an engrossing, well-conceived documentary that reveals another inconvenient truth. I found it eye opening.

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