Shweta Antani (C’03), drum section leader of the Penn Band, plays during halftime at the Penn-Columbia football game Oct. 19. The Quakers crushed Columbia, 44-10, before 11,208 fans at the annual Family Weekend game.
“Insects are disgusting. Things that are disgusting are offensive because of what they are. It’s not that insects taste bad. It’s that the idea of an insect is upsetting to people.”
Paul Rozin, a professor in the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences, on the difficulty in selling the public on the use of insects as human food and animal feed in order to assure long-term food security. (BBC.com, Oct. 14, 2014)