Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says

20:36 minutes

A report from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says that insects offer a huge potential for improving the world’s food security. Peter Menzel, co-author of Man Eating Bugs, describes some insect-based cuisine and the western aversion to creepy-crawly snacks.

Segment Guests

Peter Menzel

Peter Menzel is a photojournalist and co-author of Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects (Material World, 1998) in Napa, California.

Meet the Producer

About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.