I launched my insects-as-food survey at the end of last week just in time for these meetings. I am hoping that people will be interested in talking with me more about the project and will help by participating and by spreading the word.
To facilitate participation, I am planning on:
- Wearing the button pictured below. The button is of course a conversation-starter for those who have not heard of the survey, but for those of you who might be looking for me, I should be relatively easy to find. Even if you are not necessarily looking for me, the button serves as a reminder to go and take the survey!
- I will have a tablet with me ready to access to the survey. You can take it then and there with me available to answer any questions. The whole thing takes about 5 minutes, 10 tops.
In addition to talking research, I hope to talk more about the prospect of insects featuring more prominently in our Western diets. I will be bringing with me a limited supply of Chapul bars. Here is a description of the company and their product from their site:
Each Chapul flavor is inspired by a culture where insects have historically formed part of a healthy diet, and we donate 10% of all chapul profits to water conservation projects in those regions.
It's simple...Learn from our ancestors, choose a sustainable diet, and make the world a better place. Simple, but revolutionary.
If you are interested in trying a bar, contact me here and we will arrange to find each other at the meetings!
I am looking forward to a great conference! Hope to see you there!