news and articles

Snails are mentioned frequently in the news. Occasionally these articles can provide important news and insights into farming, market demand and other issues.

“Galway snail farmer wins Irish NEWBIE farm entrant competition.” Agriculture and Food Development Authority. January 29, 2020.

“Going Green: The endangered Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail.” Spectrum News. August 12, 2018.

“Is Florida finally rid of the Giant African land snail?” Growing Produce. August 16, 2018.

“Survival of the laziest: Less active species may live longer, study suggests,” International Business Times. August 22, 2018.

“What does snail slime actually do for your skin?” New York magazine. August 21, 2018.

“The Complicated Business of Farming Snails in America,” Atlas Obscura. August 8, 2018.

“Snail mucin is all the rage in beauty right now,” Scary Mommy blog.

“At an American escargot farm, growth proceeds at a snail’s pace,” Washington Post. July 17, 2018.

“Snails Become a Summer Hit,” Bloomberg. July 13, 2018.

“America’s Next Farm-to-Table Delicacy: Snails,” Make Change. April 2018.

“French snail farmers demand consumers eat local,” The Connexion, July 30, 2017.

“Mon Dieu! Burgundy snails aren’t French anymore.” NPR, Gregoire Molle. July 27, 2017.

“Who’s afraid of the giant African Land Snail? Perhaps we shouldn’t be,” The Conversation. July 25, 2017.

“LI snail ranch inches toward opening,” June 6, 2017.

“It’s like a spa for snails.” Deutsche Welle: Living Planet. March 16, 2017

“Escargot is a fun first step for the newly adventurous diner.” Charleston Post Courier. March 30, 2017.

“Gourmet snails.” El pais semanal. December 27, 2016

“Italy’s snail farmers having slime lives with beauty niche.” The Guardian (London). February 5, 2017.

14 produtores de caracóis do Norte unidos Junção de esforços visa vencer no mercado externo. Para este ano estão previstas 120 toneladas.” The Express. January 30, 2017

“Snail farmers just can’t keep up with demand from British diners.” The Independent. Cahal Milmo. January 13, 2014

“Escaped escargot.” Scientific American blog. Katie McKissick. November 5, 2015.

“Hunter snail farmers struggled to meet escargot demand.” ABC News Australia. November 5, 2015.

“Snails are showing up on more and more Seattle menus.” Seattle Weekly. Nicole Sprinkle. June 2, 2015.

Meet the farmer hiring out snails for film and TV shoots.”  Independent. Great Britain. December 22, 2016.

“Austria’s Only Snail Farmer,” BBC News. September 3, 2014.

“Scottish snails proving popular among French chefs,” The Herald (Scotland). June 19, 2013.

“Snail caviar could soon be on the menu.” Good Food Australia. Callan Boys.

“Snail caviar could be the new status food.” Mental Floss, UK. Sarah Dobbs. November 15, 2015.

“The world’s most expensive food: edible gold, beer-fed beef and ‘escargot pearls’.” Channel 4 (UK). November 26, 2015.

“The Snailman Cometh,” 5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine. August 2014.

“Austria’s only snail farmer,” BBC News. September 3, 2014.

“Trending: Escargot,” Check, please! (Blog). April 29, 2013.

“A Snail’s Tale,” Washington Post. November 4, 1987

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“French recipes: Escargot stuffed mushrooms,” Girls Guide to Paris (blog).

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