Directed by: Andreas Johnson
Total Runtime: 73 min
Country of Origin: Denmark / Netherlands / France / Germany
Official Selection, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival; California Premiere
“You’ll learn as you writhe along.”
Will eating insects save our Earth? “Insects as food” is a hot topic, particularly over the last few years. Since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, bugs have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists, and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all the problems of global food security. For the past three years, a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab, made up of chefs and researchers Josh Evans, Ben Reade and Roberto Flore, has been traveling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say.