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Eating bugs? Truth is, you may already be

Eating bugs? Truth is, you may already be

January 26, 2015

Bugs. Insects. Arthropods. Regardless of the terminology, these creepy, crawly critters wriggle their way into homes, end up splattered on windshields and can be found in the everyday foods people eat (within FDA standards). While many cringe at the idea of eating bugs, which is called “entomophag...

Annual Insect Fear Film Festival to displace fears, stereotypes

Annual Insect Fear Film Festival to displace fears, stereotypes

By Saher Khan

February 20, 2014

Flesh-eating grasshoppers and moth infestations are what attendees will view on the big screen at 31st Annual Insect Fear Film Festival, which will take place at Foellinger Auditorium on Saturday. The annual festival aims to combat people’s fears and stereotypes of insects, said May Berenbaum, fou...