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Don't bug out -- challenging food taboos | Lucy Freeman & Jirina Fargeorge | TEDxQuinnipiacU

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Published on Jul 3, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Entomophagy - eating insects - has recently been gaining momentum in the US and Europe as an environmentally friendly and healthy "micro crop" for sustainable farming. However, it is a taboo to eat insects in these parts of the world. In this talk, Lucy and Jirina challenge us to think about current and future food practices.

This talk is produced collaboratively by the students of Anthropology 300: Ancient Food for Thought, a course that explores food customs across time and space. The producing team comprises 19 students ranging from sophomores to seniors, and representing majors from the social sciences, humanities, health sciences and communications.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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