Established in 2007 by Skye Blackburn, an Entomologist and Food scientist with a passion for sustainable food practices, Edible Bug Shop was Australia's first farmer of edible insects and is a world leader in Edible Insect farming techniques, developing edible insect products suitable for the Western diet and educating the general public about the benefits of insects as a source of food through cooking demonstrations, media appearances and collaborations.
At the time food science and entomology seemed like a strange mix of professions but Skye has combined her skills in both fields to design a range of edible insect products that are safe to eat and taste great!
Skye feels that by educating people about the way that edible insects can be farmed as a eco-friendly alternative protein, she can help reduce some of the misconceptions about eating bugs. You don't just have to eat bugs if you are stuck in the bush and have nothing else to eat. When prepared properly, and you get over the initial YUCK factor, bugs are very tasty and are also good for you (and the environment).
In 2020 The Edible Bug Shop rebranded it's retail range as Circle Harvest, to provide a range of healthy and nutrient dense foods in formats that are easy to include in your everyday diets.