we are a group of friends and Masters students, two of us studying Entomology and one Environmental and Sustainable Development.
We have been setting up a project in North Benin which will run from October to December, to explore the possibilities of the sustainable use of insects as food and a source of income for people there. In fact, the aim of the project is to further the research on edible insects in the context of local technical knowledge, biodiversity conservation and food security.
July 1st 2012
There is an increasing amount of research concerning edible insects. The following ted video is a great introduction to the advantages of entomophagy (the consumption of insects as food). In fact, it's what got us hooked on in teh first place! http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat_insects.html... read more
July 1st 2012
Want to know more? here we go!What are our objectives?The objective lies in understanding the potential of entomophagy (i.e. the consumption of insects) to provide an environmentally sustainable solution to malnutrition for communities with low protein intake.... read more
April 18th 2012
Just a starter message here with a little information for all people interested, now or in the future, hopefully you will get as enthusiastic about edible insects as we are! We are a group of masters students from the UK looking to travel to Benin in October and November 2012 to explore the wonders of edible insects. Yes, gruesome some might thinks, but insects are eaten across the globe in the majority of countries, and form a valuable nutritional and economic income for millions of people. So why cant they become a valuable part of our cuisine and economy as well? In Benin we aim to identify different insects which are eaten in the north of the country, assess the impact of harvesting on the environment and explore the potential for developing farming of insects for ... read more