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 and senior producer, 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.