Full of nutrients like protein, iron and vitamins, and both cost-efficient and environmentally friendly to harvest, insects just might provide the perfect alternative to meat — were it not for the fact that they’re, well, insects.

But even beetles and worms can be altered to take on more palatable forms, says UZU, a multimedia artist who is currently showcasing an insect powder exhibition at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza as part of a food art project title “Curiosity Cabinet.”

“I wanted to show that even something people think of as disgusting and unpleasant can be changed,” UZU told The Korea Herald at his exhibition, which featured neatly packaged flour, coffee and even desserts that incorporated insect powder.

 

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