Louis Sorkin from AMNH weighs in on the insects as food debate
Bugs for Breakfast: Are Insects the Future of Food?The New York Academy of Sciences (250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor, New York, NY 10007) Map it $25
With the global population expected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, providing people sufficient protein without destroying the environment is an increasingly urgent problem. A recent UN Food and Agriculture Organization report proposes that entomophagy—insect eating—is a healthy and sustainable solution. Are bugs nutritious? What are the ecological ramifications? And why don't we eat bugs already?
Join Louis N. Sorkin, Entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History, as we learn all about what bugs make a tasty treat and sample some yourself!
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Louis N. Sorkin
American Museum of Natural History