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"Insects to feed the world" conference

"Insects to feed the world" conference

14 - 17 May 2014 | Wageningen, The NetherlandsState of the art in research, entrepreneurship, gastronomy and policy discussion about insects as a future food and animal feed source

The first ever conference ‘Insects to feed the world’ in the Netherlands from 14-17 May is organised by Wageningen University in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The conference participants represent research institutes, universities, national governments, international organizations, and private food and feed enterprises. These will discuss about food and feed safety, poverty alleviation, environmental impacts and business opportunities and challenges.

The conference programme starts with a keynote presentation of the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington. The opening session (afternoon of May 14th, 17:00 hours) includes speeches from the Netherlands Government, the Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and from the Kenia based International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology.

During the conference a twitter team will send updates from @Insects2014 and with hashtag #Insects2014.

Visit the conference website for more information.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration
under grant agreement No 289699

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