Eating Insects for Sustainability
By 2050 Earth will be home to 9 billion people. How will we feed them all? A 2013 report by the UN has suggested we follow the lead of many non-Western societies around the world and consume insects in order to meet our population's ever-growing protein needs. Learn how sustainable insect farming can reduce land clearing, slash greenhouse gas emissions and reduce food waste.
See displays of insect cuisine such as mealworm spaghetti, stir-fried crickets and grasshopper tacos. Students can even have the opportunity to make and eat their own chocolate covered mealworm and sample some delicious chocolate chip cookies made from protein-rich mealworm flour.
A great workshop for social or environmental studies.