Lecture: Can insects feed the world?
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building, Plymouth University

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As the human population grows we need to re-evaluate our food production systems. Current agricultural practices are at peak efficiency so we need to investigate new more sustainable ways to produce protein rich foods. Could insects be part of the solution.

Join the Society of Biology (Devon and Cornwall branch) for a lecture by Peter Smithers, an entomologist at Plymouth University. Peter has studied the ecology of spiders, forged links between the arts and the sciences and championed the use of insects as a human protein source. He has organised insect banquets, lunches and tasting sessions, given numerous talks and has appeared on local and national TV and radio discussing this topic.

Please note that the Devon and Cornwall branch AGM will take place at 2pm prior to the lecture which starts at 2.30pm. 

Refreshments following the lecture will include light insect meals and nibbles cooked by Peter Gorton, a Michelin star chef. Peter was featured in the BBC news article Insect diet: Fancy cricket risotto or mealworm cake? (23 August 2013). 

More traditional fare will be available for those preferring non-adventurous food! 

Book a place at this event by contacting the branch secretary Chris Fry (email: mail@christinefry.plus.com or devoncornwall@societyofbiology.org / tel: 01395 278556) giving your name and that of your guests. This event carries CPD points and is open to all.
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