Insect Exhibition Shows Their Growing Future Importance for Feeding the World

The organizing professor of the exhibition in São Paulo state claims that insects will be great allies in feeding the future. The event takes place on Saturday, July 27th, in Piracicaba. Admission is free.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Some insects may be annoying; others spread diseases, damage plants, and even endanger the lives of people and animals. Many "good animals" however, help in controlling pests and pollinating plants, ensure human survival, and according to Professor Pedro Takao Yamamamoto of the Department of Entomology and Acarology of the Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture (ESALQ), they will be allies in feeding the future. "You have to break the taboo," he says.

Showing the positive and negative sides, as well as exploring the diversity of insects, are the goals of an exhibition open to the public . . .

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