Florence Dunkel

Edible waterbug on plate
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Montana State University Professor Florence Dunkle has been an entomologist for nearly 50 years. But it wasn’t until a trip to Rwanda in 1985 that she began studying insects for their nutritional value. Now one of the world’s leading entomophagists, she warns against unsustainable food practices and the detrimental effects of Western cultural bias.  She also champions the low-cost, high-protein benefits of eating insects.