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Arnold van Huis

Prof.Dr.Ir. Arnold van Huis worked from 1974 to 1979 in Nicaragua for FAO on integrated pest management (IPM) in foodgrains. From 1982 to 1985 he coordinated a regional crop protection training project for eight Sahelian countries. From 1985 onwards he works as tropical entomologist at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and has been responsible for a number of IPM and biological control projects in the tropics. He currently coordinates an interdisciplinary project in Benin, Ghana and Mali entitled “Convergence of Sciences”. He also coordinates a project in the Netherlands called “Sustainable Production of Insect Proteins”. He serves as a consultant to FAO on edible insects as food and feed.

Border Sessions 2014 - Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Three advocates of bug food give us a heads-up.
“My parents ate potatoes and I love raw fish”. Are insects the next sushi? Will our children invite us to a restaurant where we gaze slightly awkward at our menus while visualizing items like Crispy Jumper and Flying Bites? If you do the math; are insects the way forward: easy to breed, stuffed with proteins and stirring little ethical debate? So, what is stopping us?

We've invited two advocates of bug food to give us a heads-up on the flying food movement. Julene Aguirre, Director at Etno and the worldwide renowned Wageningen University professor Arnold van Huis sit down together to talk about the how and why insects will become an accustomed taste all over the world.

After the session insects will be served at the festival.