Abigale uses the crowd to answer the age-old question: should insects be considered "food" or "not-food." Abigale certainly leans towards the former, and uses some of her homegrown mealworms to bake us a delicious snack. Bon appetit!
Abigale discussed whether mealworms should be considered ‘food’ or ‘not food’.
Abigale completed her Masters degree in biochemistry at the University of Toronto. While working in the lab, she decided that she would rather communicate science than spend time at the bench. She started out working at the Ontario Science Centre and currently works at SCRIPT, a medical communications company. Abigale believes in playing with science, and started exploring mealworms as an educational tool for the Science Centre. She is presenting an art/science display of mealworms at the Harbourfront Centre as part of the Too Cool for School Art and Science Exhibition from Nov 13, 2010 to Jan 2, 2011.
* The Scalpel, the Sword: the Story of Dr Norman Bethune, by Ted Allen and Sydney Gorden, is a fascinating story of a renowned Canadian figure who knew what he believed in and fought for it.
* The SCRIPT Award, a creative writing competition for people with a medical or a graduate science degree – because it recognizes and rewards creativity among scientists and health professionals.
* The Deconstructing Dinner podcast – because it’s important to think about where food comes from and what effects its production and processing have