Entomophagy Reconsidered: Current Status and Challenges, Potential Directions, and an Invitation to Entomologists

Wednesday, December 15, 2010: 1:00 PM-5:15 PM
Town & Country (Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center)
David Gracer
Florence Dunkel
1:00 PM
Welcome, introduction, and dedication of the symposium to Gene DeFoliart
David Gracer, Community College of Rhode Island; Florence Dunkel, Montana State University
1:10 PM
Entomophagy in the United States: History, current status, and future prospect
Gene R. DeFoliart, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Retired); Megha N. Parajulee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
1:20 PM
Why hasn't mainstream academic entomology taken entomophagy seriously?
David Gracer, Community College of Rhode Island
1:40 PM
Can insects relieve global malnutrition? A pediatric nutrition perspective
Frank A. Franklin, University of Alabama at Birmingham
2:00 PM
A global overview of the prevalence and nutritional value of edible insects
Julieta Ramos Elorduy Blasquez, University of Mexico
2:20 PM
How do US entomologists contribute to world hunger?
Florence Dunkel, Montana State University
2:40 PM
2:50 PM
Entomophagy in American higher education
Marianne Shockley, University of Georgia
3:10 PM
Attitudes toward invertebrates: Are educational “Bug Banquets” effective?
John Wood, The King's University College; Heather Looy, The King's University College
3:30 PM
A case study:  Gourmet insects for Western palates
Marjolaine Giroux, Montreal Insectarium
3:50 PM
Entomophagy and media/design
Rosanna Yau, N/A; Daniella Martin, N/A
4:30 PM
Panel Discussion
4:50 PM
Summary and concluding remarks
4:55 PM
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