Have you ever considered how profoundly food has shaped who we are as a species? Julie Lesnik is a paleoanthropolgist who studies the evolution of the human diet. Her special focus is on insects as food in the past, present, and the future.
Read more about Julie Lesnik's work and check out her book Edible Insects and Human Evolution.
Follow her on Twitter: @JulieLesnik
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