Feeding the Future with The Economist

Fri 23rd February, 2018
7:00am – 7:00pm
The Economist is handing out insect-infused ice-cream in a bid to help Australia get a "taste of the future".

Insect-infused ice-cream stalls will be popping up across Melbourne in a bid to educate citizens about the future of food.

The Economist will be slinging scoops of bug-filled ice-cream to stir up conversation about global food sustainability.

On offer is your choice of Scurry Berry, blueberry and raspberry ice-cream with a mix of insect bits; Choc Hopper, smooth chocolate ice-cream with grasshopper chunks; Strawberries and Swirls, fresh strawberry ice-cream with cream and meal-worm swirls; and Nutritious Neapolitan, mixed critters in strawberry, chocolate and vanilla ice-cream.

Two billion people around the world are already munching down on the crispy critters, but can you stomach it?

Times and locations: Monash University, Clayton: Mon February 19, 10am–5pm
QV Melbourne: Tue Feb 20 10am–9pm
State Library of Victoria: Wed Feb 21, 10am–9pm
RMIT University, Thu Feb 22, 11am–2pm
Flinders Street Station, Fri February 23, 7am–7pm

More information here.