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Bugs2016. Denmark. 73 min.
Director: Andreas Johnsen Featuring: Josh Evans, Ben Reade, Roberto Flore.
Since the United Nations recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, insects as food has become a hot topic. Noted for their taste by cooks, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists, insects are increasingly seen as a solution to problems of global food security. Bugs follows a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab, made up of chefs and researchers, who have been travelling the world to explore communities that already eat insects, encountering everything from revered termite queens to venomous hornets to desert-delicacy honey ants. Introduction by Manuel Lerdau (UVA)
Supported by the UVA Food Collaborative