Entomophagy Anthropology (EATING BUGS AS SUSTAINABLE PROTEIN) with Julie Lesnik

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DO YOU CARE ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE? Okay cool. No matter what your diet, get this episode in your ears. Entomophagy Anthropologist Dr. Julie Lesnik -- an enthusiastic expert on bug eating -- breaks down the human past, present and future of insect cuisine for our surging population. If you're considering cutting back on meat, or if you're a vegan helping others explore more sustainable options, Dr. Lesnik will get you pumped as hell for changing mindsets. We talk about grasshopper tacos, ant omelettes, the nature of life, humane bug slaughter, water conservation, deep-fried scorpions, at-home mealworm farming, cricket chips, protein needs and the cultural biases that are literally killing us. Also: termite farts.

Dr. Julie Lesnik's website, www.entomoanthro.org

Subscribe to her brand new YouTube channel, Octopus & Ape

To try crickets: EatChirps.com, use code Ologies10 for 10% off Chirp Chips

Aly Moore's Bugible.com and EatBugsEvents.com

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Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris and Jarrett Sleeper

Theme song by Nick Thorburn

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