Would you consider making insects a part of your diet?
Every year in one of the graduate classes she teaches, University of Illinois entomologist May Berenbaum hosts a meal … prepared from a variety of different insects. She says the giant waterbugs have been very popular in the past.
But aside from eating an insect to try it, would you ever consider consuming insects for their protein as a regular part of your diet? Host Jim Meadows talks with Berenbaum about entomophagy if it will ever catch on in the United States. We’ll also hear about giant hornets, that can grow to be larger than your thumb, that have killed more than 40 people and injured more than 1,000 in recent months in An Kang, China.
During this hour on Focus, we will not be taking questions about the extermination of insects or pest removal. May is not that kind of insect expert.