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Edible Insects and The Future of Food (Leicester Skeptics In The Pub)

After completing a PhD in Visual Cognition at the University of Southampton, Jenny Josephs changed course and started The Bug Shack - a business promoting and selling edible insects. During this talk Jenny will explain how insects might replace some of the meat in our diets and also give some tips on how to cook them. By 2050 the global population will reach 9 billion. It will be a challenge to ensure global food security without further damaging the environment with intensified farming practices. One UN backed solution is to focus on alternative sources of protein, such as insects for food and animal feed. Insects are comparable to beef in protein and contain beneficial nutrients like iron and calcium. Their environmental impact is also minimal, requiring far less water and feed than cattle, and releasing fewer emissions. You will be invited to sample some tasty bug snacks after the talk!

Starts 7:30pm. We ask for a £3 contribution to cover costs, mainly transport costs for the speaker.

Duffy’s Bar, 18 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6BU

Tuesday 17 Jan 2017

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