31st MSU Bug Buffet
On February 14th, the 31st Annual Bug Buffet will be held at the Strand Union Building, Ballroom A, from 12:00 to 4:00. Last year we estimated 1000 guests and we are hoping for over 1,200 guests this year. President Cruzado will be opening up the event! All guests are welcome to enjoy free samples of edible insects prepared in a variety of delicious recipes under the creative efforts of Amber Wivholm (University Food Service), and the careful supervision of MSU’s sanitarian Dustin Schreiner. Guests can visit information booths about the nutritional and evirnomental benefits of edible insects and a variety of vendors in or related to the industry will also be on hand.
There is a special early presentation starting at 11:00 am for local preschool students and for high school students involved in the National Restaurant Association ProStart Culinary Program. Health and Human Development faculty member Dr. Christine Lux is spearheading a service learning opportunity for her Early Childhood Education students to prepare educational materials for the youngest Bug Buffet visitors. An important component of the Bug Buffet is the voluntary participation from Bug Buffet visitors to add to our academic knowledge about attitudes towards edible insects by completing a short survey. Similar data has been collected at each Bug Buffet across the decades.
- Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology