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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 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.

Art meets science

Art meets science in the Agricultura exhibition in Malmö, Sweden. Here you can see artworks, installations and talk to the artists. It is focused on food and agriculture (in new ways) and will run until 27th of August. We have been in discussion with one of the artists Erik Sanner about insects as a future food source for the development of his installation. See about the exhibition here


A master thesis on the market formation for edible insects

This is a master thesis by two students at Stockholm school of economics, Sweden who have focused their work on the market formation of insects as a new food source in Sweden. We participated with information and discussions about the biology of insects and our current work. The work “What’s bugging Sweden? A qualitative study on the market formation for edible insects in Sweden” is in english. Norell & Runnö 170607.pdf

Student work comparing insects and soy as food source

A part of our work is communicating with students that are on different levels in school. Many young people are interested in insects as a potential food source and have lots of interesting questions and ideas. Its great to see their energy and drive! This report is from 6 students at Globala Gymnasiet (a highschool) in Stockholm, Sweden that that did a study where they compared insects and soy as human food. The work is based on literature, interviews and questionnaires, is in Swedish with an english abstract. GyA- Framtidens proteinkälla Ylva Palmgren Na14a.pdf

Upcoming talks from our research at the EAAP annual meeting 2017

We’ll be going to the EAAP annual meeting in Tallinn, Estonia in the end of August and present talks from our research.

One will be on ‘Key components for a sustainable entomophagy industry’ and in the session “Safety, regulatory, environmental issues and consumer acceptance of insects” 31/8 in the morning.

If you are going and interested in meeting up – let us know!