Beyond Drinking the Worm

October 19, 2014

By Ricardo Carvajal

That’s the clever title of a symposium on entomophagy being delivered at the next annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), scheduled for the week of November 16 in Portland, Oregon.  As we noted in a prior posting, the market for insect-derived foods is stirring, and with that awakening comes greater interest in understanding the governing regulatory framework.  Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. will cover that topic at the symposium, which will also feature presentations on consumer perception, market research, bringing products to market, and other issues of interest to producers, consumers, and researchers.  For those planning to attend, no word yet on whether there will be samples on hand, but at least one local eatery aims to please.  Sushi Mazi offers a grasshopper roll that has its devotees.