Entomophagy, a pint of science and the men who want you to eat bugs

Neal Menzies wants you to eat bugs.

He’s not the school bully or a slightly deranged hippie but a professor at Queensland’s largest university.

Professor Menzies is pitching the idea at a Pint of Science event in Brisbane on Wednesday night, where he will join other scientists and eager listeners to talk about the topic over a few beers.

“To me it sounds like the perfect lecture setting,” he says, laughing.

A promo page for the event proposes the idea that eating insects instead of beef would “feed the world in a millionth of the space and allow nature to recover from thousands of years of cattle grazing”.

“The thought for the evening is how we can produce food in a manner that is more environmentally friendly,” Professor Menzies said.

 

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