Monthly Archives: September 2017

Study made by highschool students on attitude of insect eating

Two students from Högbergsskolan in Sweden (highschool) have done their final project work focused on their fellow students’ attitudes on eating insects. The authors were really interested in the subject and both we and them, and later the involved students and teachers had lots of engaging discussions. You can read the study below (in Swedish) Insekter som proteinkälla. Undersökning av ungdomars åsikt“ (“Insects as a protein source. Study on the opinion of youth”).

Our posters from the conference

These are the two posters we presented at the conference. The top one the is the one that Phalla got Best poster of the conference award for. The second one is showing some of the master’s work that our Veterinarian student Gabriella has done on feed and amino acid content of crickets:

Growth of reared Cambodian field crickets (Teleogryllus testaceus) fed weeds and agricultural and food industry by-products

Amino acid contents of field crickets fed chicken feed, cassava tops and weed

Successful days presenting our work at the EAAP conference

We have just returned home after participating at the Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) that was in Tallinn this year. For the first time the conference had research on insects as food and feed, as a part of the conference. One whole day’s parallel session was devoted to this https://eaap2017.org/programme/#08-31. We had both talks and posters and Phalla (PhD-student) got awarded the best poster of the whole conference – big congratulations to Phalla! A good achievement as there were plenty of posters on display – over 300.