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Feb. 08, 2012

Eat It: The Argument for Entomophagy

by The Bug Chicks

Insects as food is making headlines again. An article released by The Daily Mail in late January discussed how the European Union is spending 3 million Euro to explore insect protein as a food supplements, as well as using insects to combat food shortages. We decided to re-post our podcast about entomophagy (the eating of insects) in order to start the discussion here on Talking Science!

Listen now:

Entomophagy is a growing trend here in the U.S. but let’s face it – for the majority, the “ick” factor prevails. In this episode of Bug Bytes, we take a bite out of the main reason people aren’t cool with bugs as food and highlight some of the people working to change their minds. (original post Friday 2011)

Cool Links:

David George Gordon, The Bug Chef: http://davidgeorgegordon.com/
Daniella Martin: http://girlmeetsbug.com/
Rosanna Yau: http://minilivestock.org/

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About The Bug Chicks

Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks. They each have Masters Degrees in Entomology and love to teach people about insects and spiders.

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