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Over 2000 species of edible insects with wildly different flavor profiles, textures, and functionality are regularly enjoyed by over two billion people in over 80% of the countries around the world – Join The Explorers Club on Monday, November 20th to learn about the interdisciplinary movement working to spread awareness and acceptance of this eco-friendly and delicious food source.

 

Please join Chef Joseph Yoon MR’23 as he shares the tremendous potential and innovation of how Edible Insects and Insect Agriculture can enhance food security, create innovative and sustainable food systems, provide livelihoods in rural and urban areas, and support a healthy and biodiverse ecosystem.  Learn about why the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization endorses edible insects, and the psychology of how Yoon (and the industry) have successfully been transforming a global mindset towards the growing acceptance of eating insects.

 

Joseph Yoon is a member of The Explorers Club. He served a whimsical dish entitled “Amusing Metamorphosis” at the VIP Luncheon during the past Annual Dinner and was featured in the Spring ’23 edition of The Explorers Journal.

 


Streaming live here on explorers.org, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live — Monday, November 20th at 7:00 pm ET.

RESERVATIONS

This will be an in-person lecture at Explorers Club Headquarters.

In-person tickets are $15 for Members, and $30 for the General Public.

Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm, featuring a special tasting menu prepared by Chef Yoon with a beer and wine reception until 7:00 pm.

Speakers

Chef Joseph Yoon

Joseph Yoon, an Edible Insect Ambassador, is a world renowned chef and thought leader in entomophagy, or eating insects.  Brooklyn Bugs was founded by Yoon in 2017 to normalize edible insects through delicious, creative, and educational programming.  They receive grants and funding from universities, museums, and institutions with their outreach and advocacy reaching millions of households through regular press and television appearances globally.  

As a featured speaker around the world, Yoon shares the incredible potential of not only edible insects, but the burgeoning innovation in Insect Agriculture to create resilient solutions for our global food systems, and to address the challenges of food security, environmentalism, health, nutrition, workforce activation, and sustainability.

Yoon views his participation in this global food movement as an extension of his commitment to his community and the environment.

November 20,2023
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