Hello Everybody listening,
It’s definitely time for an update. On 8/14 there was a panel discussion on entomophagy in Manhattan; part of a larger conference on the future of cities, hosted by CSI, The Center for Social Innovation and by Alimentary Initiatives, a Canadian think-tank seeking to reinvent how we experience food. The panel speakers included me, Marianne Shockley Cruz of the University of Georgia, and Lou Sorkin of the American Museum of Natural History.
The evening featured a talk by Jakub Dzamba, creator of 3MF, a ground-breaking new paradigm in urban agriculture. Jakub, a recent graduate of McGill University’s Architecture program, has designed several versions of cricket farms that are poised to revolutionize large-scale insect farming for human consumption. The talk was well-attended by media types, and received a lot of coverage. This is wonderful news, and appears to be only the start of further activities. Here’s the official wrap-up of the event:
All in all, a big step for what I like to call “The Movement.” And there’s more to come: a major international conference in The Netherlands next May, and several other events before and after that. Exciting times.