The future of food ~ Green Man festival
Insect eating has gained popularity as a curious culinary way to address environmental sustainability. These little edible bugs surprise, fascinate and inspire... but one question remains: if insects are good for us to eat - how can we use them to create tasty recipes? The Future of Food stall was created as a space to share knowledge on edible insects, meet a few edible creepy crawlies, to get to know all their curious properties, to learn to start your
Exploring Entomophagy at Cardiff Science Festival
Bugs for Life introduced the audience to the wonderful world of edible insects, with many examples of all their curious properties from around the planet, and a reflection on how insects can respond to the problem of food insecurity. In particular Bugs for Life presented their work in Benin, West Africa, where the team has spent some time learning about (and feasting on!) these little yummy snacks as a secret trick against child malnutrition.
GastroLab 2013 at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Craig from Bugs for Life spoke about the research in Benin and showed everyone how to set up their own bug farm. Our friends from Ento were also presenting at the event.
Northen Ireland Science Festival, Belfast
Hello from Northern Ireland! Bugs for Life and Society of Biology collaborated together at this fantastic science festival. Our theme was 'Menu of the Future', which focused on showing people how to cook insects and incorporate them into their regular diet. We had an enthusiastic audience who were very intrigued by our food. We received a very positive response and we were fetured in The Belfast Telegraph and Love Belfast.
A taste of Ecology Centres research in Uppsala, Sweden
A selection of fried cockchafers larvae, bark beetle dumplings freshly collected from the forest and meal-worms pates were cooked live in Uppsala at the Ecology Center of SLU University. The center opened its doors to share the exciting research carried by the institute in forest and agriculture ecology and discussed future solutions for a more sustainable planet such as insect farming!
Tasty science fair at Penicuik for the Midlothian Science Festival
Bugs for Life brought a range of insect recipes including mealworm fritters and gourmet canapes, caramel and coconut crickets and marshmallows dipped in chocolate and insect to Penicuik for the Midlothian Science Festival. These were accompanied by plenty of information on edible insects, their properties and curiosities!