The list of speakers Conference Insects to Feed the World

14-17 May 2013, The Netherlands

Food security

  • Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General icipe (African Insect Science for Food and Health), Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington


  • Dr. Eraldo M. Costa Neto, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Brazil
  • Dr. Alan Yen, Biosciences Research Division, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia

Rearing of insects

  • Dr. Patrick Durst, FAO Bangkok, Thailand
  • Prof.Dr. Jørgen Eilenberg, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Environment (Waste valorization and Life Cycle Assessment)

  • Prof. Dr. Santos Rojo, Bioflytech SL, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Prof. Dr. Bart Muys, Forest Ecology and Management Research Group, University of Leuven, Belgium

Insects as animal and fish feed

  • Dr. John C. Schneider, Insect Rearing Center, Mississippi State University, USA
  • David Drew, Director of Agriprotein Technologies, Cape Town, South Africa

Marketing and consumer attitudes

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Rozin, Psychology Department, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Food safety and legislation, and the way forward

  • Dr. Adrian Charlton, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, The Food and Environment Research Agency, UK
  • Dr. Paul Vantomme, Forest Products and Economics Division, Forest Department, FAO, Rome