Québec City and Université Laval will host a major international conference on using insects as food for both humans and animals. The 3rd International Insects to Feed the World Conference (IFW), which will be held at the Québec City Convention Centre from June 3 to 6, 2020, will bring together 500 experts from around the globe to discuss the status of research and the potential of insect protein for feeding the world.
Professor Grant Vandenberg and Marie-Hélène Deschamps, who heads up the Entotechnology Program in the Animal Science Department at Université Laval’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, were able to secure the conference for the city.
Grant Vandenberg, member of the Québec City Ambassadors Club says: “Québec City has also become an important player regarding agricultural food system innovations, via its academic and public research institutes, as well as a vibrant private agri-food sector. Over the past number of years, we have seen the emergence of enthusiastic insect-based research programs and private ventures, buoyed by visionary environmental guidelines related to sustainable development that have helped to fuel growing interest in these opportunities.”