While entomophagy, or the eating of insects, may seem taboo in the US, insects are widely used around the globe as parts of human diets. One of the early leaders in the formal study of entomophagy was Dr. Gene DeFoliart—a long time member of the UW-Madison Department of Entomology. Today, entomophagy is getting reexamined for it’s potential benefits to global health and sustainability. To celebrate entomophagy, Madison is hosting the “Swarm to Table” Edible Insects Event Series in late April: https://www.swarmtotable.org/This article was posted in News.
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