entosiast – future looks brighter with insects
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Over the last years there has been enormous development happening in the global insect sector. For his podcast series “GET THE BUG” Umberto Diecinove interviewed and portrayed numerous pioneers, faithful actors and entosiasts who majorly contributed to this great “Insect Evolution” with their commitment, work & research.


To those interested in the developments of the “Insects as food and feed world” Umberto Diecinove’s “GET THE BUG” podcast offers great opportunity to get to know some of the most influential voices behind great scientific findings and developments in the edible insect world.


Umberto Diecinove himself originally works as a documentary photographer and filmmaker who got “insectified” at some point of his professional journey. Over the course of the last 2 years, he traveled all over the globe to meet insect farmers and portray global meetings of the (scientific) insect community. For his podcast he led in depth talks with some of the insect evolutions most prominent actors.


Interview partners include experts and visionaries such as

  • Prof. Arnold van Huis, probably the European pioneer in studying the potential of edible insects who comprised the recognized and acclaimed book “Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security"
  • Recognized (Black Soldier Fly) expert Prof. Jeffrey Tomberlin from the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University
  • Prof. Marcel Dicke, Director of the laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University, NL
  • Karol Barragán Fonseca, assistant professor at the Universidad Nacional De Colombia and coordinator of “Insectos por la Paz / Insects for Peace” project


...only to name a few and definitely all worth listening to and learn about their motivations to bring forward the global insect sector.


In their talks, Umberto Diecinove and his interview partners dive deep into topics such as insect agriculture, the potential of insects like the Black soldier Fly as highly efficient bioconverters, nutritional values of insects and sociocultural aspects and options of insect farming as a future perspective for rural farmers around the globe.


Great thanks to Umberto Diecinove for his work and commitment, for collecting all these valuable conversations – as this so much correlates with entosiast’s “Future looks brighter with Insects” spirit – may 2024 be bugful and bright for you all!


Listen to Umberto Diecinove's podcast here: GET THE BUG