Bugs on Film

Bugs 15


Please note: This documentary has a 15 Certificate and is not suitable for children under this age.

Mexican ant egg meatballs anyone? Danish pastries topped with crispy Japanese ants? This (fly on the wall?) documentary explores the case that a plate full of maggots or thumb-sized grubs might one day make our mouths water.

Since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, it would seem that insects are the new superfood. Even ‘the greatest restaurant in the world’ is investigating this new culinary vision. 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 travelling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say.

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 our problems of global food security. Will eating insects save our Earth?

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at Edinburgh Film Festival, this revealing documentary asks, are insects a mirror that reflects our broken food systems, or the silver bullet that will fix them?

Why not join Fred McVittie from Cornish Edible Insects for a free insect tasting workshop in our Café/Bar on Fri 11 Aug 10:00 - 12:00.