News tag: insects

29 April 2014

Former Daiwa Scholar Studying Entomophagy in Gifu, Japan

Charlotte Payne, a 2009 Daiwa Scholar, returned to Japan in March 2013 as a (Japanese Government) MEXT (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholar, to study the nutritional implications of entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, in rural communities. She originally became interested in insects as a potentially nutrient-rich source of protein

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19 July 2013

A Scholar's research into traditional insect cuisine in Japan

Charlotte Payne, a 2009 Daiwa Scholar, worked in the Kobokan community centre in Sumida-ku, and also as a researcher on Yakushima island, in Kagoshima during the work placement part of the programme. 

Leaving Japan at the end of the Scholarship in March 2011, Charlotte went on to work with an NGO in India, and with the Medical Research Council and Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford.

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