June Slow Session - Little Herds
Art Science Gallery
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Intrigued by the idea of edible insects? Join Slow Food Austin to learn about (and even taste!) entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs. Robert Nathan Allen, founder of Little Herds, will share the history and international culture of edible insects and why they could be our future to sustainable food.
Co-sponsored by Art.Science.Gallery, the Slow Session will conclude with assorted samples, recipes and the opportunity to buy your own ingredients to make one of the world's most plentiful and sustainable sources of protein a staple in your own home!
About Little Herds
With demand for meat rising around the world, and many nations facing starvation and food deficiencies, we know we have to change the way we view food. Current farming practices are ravaging the environment, polluting the water and air, causing deforestation, overfishing, and contributing to the rise in infectious diseases.
Cultivating insects as food addresses each of these problems. But in North American and in Europe, we have the hurdle of the taboo against them. 80% of the world views them as normal food; it's only nations in Europe, Canada, and the USA who balk at the idea.
Little Herds is changing that perception, through children's education and public events, working with chefs, bakers, farmers, and businesses to make this a viable market, and promote healthy eating and sustainable farming.
About Art Science Gallery
Art.Science.Gallery. is an art gallery and science communication space dedicated to art-science fusion of all kinds. Located in Austin, Texas, we are one of the nation’s first art galleries to feature exclusively science-related artworks! We encourage people of all ages to explore contemporary art and basic science in a fun and relaxed environment. We welcome anyone along the great spectrum of artists and scientists to explore and participate in Art.Science.Gallery.!
About Slow Food Austin
Slow Food Austin is
an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization that reconnects people with the food they
eat. One of more than 200 chapters across 150 countries, Slow Food Austin
motivates people to make responsible choices within our food system through
educational initiatives, social activities, fundraising events and community
volunteer projects that inspire respect for where food comes from and awakens
true pleasure in eating.
About Slow Sessions
Slow Sessions are educational events that are always free and open to the public. The goal is twofold: (1) to provide opportunities for Austinites to learn more about their food and where it comes from (2) to support local businesses whose values align with the Slow Food mission of good, clean and fair food for all.