Interview with M. G. Leonard, author of “Beetle Boy” Can you tell us a bit about the `Beetle Boy’s’ story? The Beetle Boy of the title is Darkus Cuttle, and at the beginning of the book, his father has mysteriously disappeared from an entomology vault at the Natural History Museum in London. He’s sent to […]
Interview with David Gorge Gordon, The Bug Chef Let’s know about your passion for using edible insects in the kitchen: how did everything start? I became interested in edible insects in the mid-1990s, while researching my book The Compleat Cockroach. Among other things, that book contained brief essays on cockroaches as food and as medicine. […]
Interview to Fabio Verneau and Francesco La Barbera, Professors at the University of Naples You are one of the authors of the recent study “The effect of communication and the implicit associations in the consumption of insects: an experiment in Italy and Denmark.” Can you sum up its content and goals? In recent years researchers have […]
Methods: the experiment involved a mixed group of Italian individuals (n=46) –in terms of age and gender– who tasted three species of edible insects (cricket, honeycomb moth and grasshopper) and afterwards were handed a questionnaire to explore their opinions on the subject of entomophagy. Results: the analysis shows that curiosity and environmental benefits are the […]
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