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Students to Eat Bugs

PULLMAN, Wash. — Students in Richard Zack’s Insects and People class at Washington State University will get an opportunity to sample cookies and other treats that include insects as an ingredient from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 17 inside the southeast entrance of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building on the Washington State University.

In Zack’s basic entomology class for non-majors, students learn how insects affect their daily lives. He says grasshoppers, butterflies, moths, beetles and caterpillars are a source of human nutrition in much of the world.

The cuisine cooked up by Zack and his colleagues in the entomology department utilizes mealworms and crickets because they are easily obtainable. Zack is an assistant professor of entomology.

Contact Zack at (509) 335-3394 for further information. The bug feast precedes the annual Catts Memorial Lecture.

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