Insects are food: time to eat them!

Arnold van Huis, an entomologist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, studies the eating of insects, or entomophagy, and is the author of ‘Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security, published in 2013 by the UN’s FAO. Now he’s hosting the first international conference to address the question of whether insects can feed the world. Ahead of the conference opening today 14 in Wageningen, van Huis talked to Nature about researching, and dining on, this neglected food source.