Why don’t we eat bugs?

Have you ever swallowed a bug? More than 80 percent of the world’s cultures eat insects – why don’t we? According to the United Nations, insects could very well be the food of the future. Raising grasshoppers as a food source could combat world hunger and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 60 percent. Please join us on Monday, June 27th at 7 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library as David Gordon, the author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook takes us on an adventure in entomophagy [eating bugs], and prepare yourself for the next big revolution in food production – using crickets, mealworms, and other eco-friendly alternatives to meat. The program concludes with free samples of edible insect snacks for everyone who attends.

About David George Gordon

David George Gordon, sometimes referred to as the ‘Godfather of Insect Cuisine’ is a recognized national entomophagy expert with 17 years of experience as The Bug Chef. He is the author of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, published and recently re-released by Ten Speed Press. Over the past 16 years, he has delivered presentations about entomophagy at numerous national and international venues, including the Smithsonian Institution, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums in Hollywood, New York and San Francisco, and the Singapore Food Festival. He has been interviewed by National Geographic, Time, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and appeared as a guest on television shows that include The Wil Wheaton Project, Conan, The View and ABC’s Nightline.