Talk: Buzzworthy inquiry - can flies transform our food supply?

04 July 2024 14:00 - 14:30 The Royal Society Free Watch online

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024

With the human population booming and food shortages on the rise, the need for sustainable food production has never been more critical. Enter black soldier fly larvae—an unexpected but highly nutritious and sustainable protein source that could revolutionise our food supply.

However, farming these insects on a large scale requires precise control over their life cycle. That's where Entocycle comes in, a success story presented at Labs to riches, the Royal Society’s flagship industry event. This innovative company has developed cutting-edge technology to automate and scale up insect farming, a breakthrough that was previously out of reach for the industry.

Lyndon Leissle, Entomology Technician at Entocycle, will reveal how their advancements make it possible to produce black soldier fly larvae efficiently and sustainably, offering a promising solution to our growing food needs.

Get ready for a transformation in how we farm insects for a greener, more sustainable world.

Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Thursday 4 July 2024, 2pm - 2.30pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • The room has limited capacity, so we recommend that visitors arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the talk. We operate a first-come, first-served policy
  • This talk will take place in person at the Royal Society and will also be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel
  • Live subtitles will be available in-person and virtually
  • Suitable for 14+
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

For all enquiries, please email us.

Image credit: Entocycle