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Over 2 billion people on earth eat insects for protein. “The Gateway Bug” explores how changing our daily eating habits could feed humanity in an uncertain age, one meal at a time. Could snacking on crickets help stave off global warming? This documentary argues that the environmental and nutritional advantages of bugs are numerous – and that they can be pretty tasty, too. Detroit Ento, a sustainable urban protein firm, is featured in the film, as is the first-ever edible bug convention in North America, which takes place in the Motor City. Part of Freep Film Festival’s Food on Film series.

Presented by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office.

After the film: Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandchik talks to Anthony Hatinger, CEO of Detroit Ento, Beth Gibbons, executive director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and Junior Merino, chef of M Cantina in Dearborn.

7 p.m. Thu., April 12, Cinema Detroit

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YEAR 2017
RUN TIME 84 minutes
Directed by Johanna B. Kelly
Writers Johanna B. Kelly, Cameron Marshad
Cinematographer/Editor Cameron Marshad