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Eat The Beetles!: An Exploration into Our Conflicted Relationship with Insects
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David Waltner-Toews
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Eat The Beetles!: An Exploration into Our Conflicted Relationship with Insects

David Waltner-Toews


9781770413146

ECW Press


Society & Social Sciences;
Animals & society;
Food manufacturing & related industries;
Popular science;
Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders


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276 pages

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Meet the beetles: there are millions of them and many fewer of the rest of us mammals, birds, and reptiles. Since before recorded history, humans have eaten insects. While many get squeamish at the idea, entomophagy - people eating insects - is a possible way to ensure a sustainable and secure food supply for the eight billion of us on the planet. From upscale restaurants where black ants garnish raw salmon to grubs as pub snacks in Paris and Tokyo, Eat the Beetles! weaves these cultural, ecological, and evolutionary narratives to provide a humorous exploration of entomophagy.

By:   David Waltner-Toews
Imprint:   ECW Press
Country of Publication:   Canada
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   476g
ISBN:   9781770413146
ISBN 10:   1770413146
Pages:   276
Publication Date:   August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Waltner-Toews is an epidemiologist, veterinarian, and writer specializing in ecosystem approaches to health and disease. He is the founding president of Veterinarians without Borders. Previous books include The Origin of Feces, The Chickens Fight Back, and Food, Sex and Salmonella. He has also published fiction and poetry. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario.


Waltner-Toews punctuates this serious subject with his quirky humour. . .‚ Eat the Beetles! is an essential part of a growing buzz‚ . -- Toronto Star Eat the Beetles provides a sturdy literary exoskeleton to the field of human insectivory. An in-depth look at the science behind the movement, it entertains as it enlightens. -- Daniella Martin, author of Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet When it comes to the future of insects as food for humans and livestock, Waltner-Toews walks the line between skepticism and optimism in an intelligent, witty, and provocative analysis that should be a model for any clear-headed discussion of non-traditional solutions to the world's problems. -- Jeff Lockwood, author of The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe and Love Insects and Poisoned Justice This will inform and fascinate readers of food history, gastronomy, epidemiology, and ecology, as we begin to understand more about the lives of insects and the important roles they play in our society. -- Booklist While Eat the Beetles! covers serious topics, including the world's food scarcity issues, it's also entertaining, with amusing stories and thoughtful reflection. -- University of Guelph News This will inform and fascinate readers of food history, gastronomy, epidemiology, and ecology, as we begin to understand more about the lives of insects and the important roles they play in our society. -- Booklist As a veterinary epidemiologist, Waltner-Toews focuses much of his attention on explaining evolution and diversity within the insect world, and the science behind the ecological relationship between insects and humans. He also raises compelling questions. -- The Globe And Mail Waltner-Toews punctuates this serious subject with his quirky humour. . .‚ Eat the Beetles! is an essential part of a growing buzz‚ . -- Toronto Star David Waltner-Toews seeks to overcome our cultural aversion to entomophagy -- eating insects -- and offers a compelling argument for why this practice could ensure a sustainable and secure food supply. -- Food in Canada Magazine Eat the Beetles provides a sturdy literary exoskeleton to the field of human insectivory. An in-depth look at the science behind the movement, it entertains as it enlightens. -- Daniella Martin, author of Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet Full of humour and science, this edible insect book is definitely a must read! -- EntoMove Project When it comes to the future of insects as food for humans and livestock, Waltner-Toews walks the line between skepticism and optimism in an intelligent, witty, and provocative analysis that should be a model for any clear-headed discussion of non-traditional solutions to the world's problems. -- Jeff Lockwood, author of The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe and Love Insects and Poisoned Justice While Eat the Beetles! covers serious topics, including the world's food scarcity issues, it's also entertaining, with amusing stories and thoughtful reflection. -- University of Guelph News

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