Nearly 80 percent of the world’s population eats insects. Much evidence suggests that insect production could one day be an environmentally sustainable source of protein for the United States. Yet, most Americans find the practice disgusting — excluding, perhaps, in extreme game shows on television.
Saint Joseph’s University’s Department of Food Marketing will host a lecture that analyzes the edible insect market on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., in Campion Student Center’s Forum Theatre.
At the lecture’s conclusion, attendees will be invited to sample some cricket snacks. The event is free and open to the public.
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