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Come along to hear about our role in the sixth mass extinction: how we drove big animals to the brink, and how eating tiny ones can help turn the tide.
Good Grub: How eating insects can make our diets more sustainable
Dr. Tilly Collins (Senior Academic, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London)
Insects perform a multitude of roles in, and contribute vitally to, the ecosystems on which we depend. Millions of people around the world already eat insects, but in Western Europe we usually say 'YUK'. The arguments for eating insects are growing and Ÿnsect, a company using technologies to grow and harvest mealworms (larval beetles), recently became one of the venture capital industry’s oddest billion-dollar investments. Tilly Collins will talk about how insects are an amazingly efficient protein source that can help us reduce the human 'foodprint' substantially. Many are also delicious!