I had the privilege to attend the Eating Insects, Athens, Georgia Conference a little over one week ago. And, I have to say- if you were there, you know how great an event. For those unable to attend this year- hopefully you will be at the next one- possibly in Austin, Texas?!
There are many items to highlight. The greatest event was the recognition of Dr. Florence Dunkel at Montana State University, and Dr. Craig Sheppard with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dunkel was recognized for her efforts with insects as food, while Dr. Sheppard was recognized for his efforts with the black soldier fly.
I have to say, Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs did an exceptional job preparing wonderful cuisine with insect flair.
There were also a number of wonderful presentations spanning insects as food and feed in terms of industry and research.
A SPECIAL THANKS to the organizing committee- Marianne Shockley, Justin Butner, Cheryl Pryer, Joseph Yoon, Valerie Stull, and Robert Nathan Allen. Others to be thanked include all speakers, industry reps (e.g., Enviroflight, Aspire, Enterra, EVO), and sponsors (NACIA, Brooklyn Bugs, Little Herds, MIGHTi, ENTOMO Central, and UGA Bug Dawgs)
Jeffery K, Tomberlin, PhD, grateful for new friends made while in Athens, GA
Individuals with over 25 years research experience with the black soldier fly. We are passionate about the science behind the black soldier fly and its ability to convert waste to protein.
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