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MSU grad students to debate bugs vs. beef on April 24

April 24, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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Tel: (406) 994-4571
BOZEMAN - A formal debate on bugs vs. beef will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Montana State University.

This will be MSU's 10th annual formal public debate on contemporary issues in science. Graduate students in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences will debate the question: "Resolved: The total replacement of beef by insects as a source of food will improve protein consumption in humans and will decrease harmful environmental effects."

The goal of the debate is to help students explore a controversial topic by presenting polarized arguments and weighing the strength of evidence. It is open and free to the public.

The debate will be held in Ballroom C of the Strand Union Building. It usually ends at 8:30 p.m. with the judges' comments.

Starting at 7 p.m. will be a set of related demonstrations, a poster session and a 90-second video prepared by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or