The Crop Protection Cluster (CPC), the Instruction Committee (in partnership with the academic organizations of the cluster) conducted the “FOOD PESTival 2016” last April 18 at the CPC lecture hall and Wing A lobby, Biological Sciences Bldg., UPLB.
This one-day gastronomic event was aimed to showcase the unity and diversity of the cluster through foods especially made by students taking up Crop Protection 2 (Pest Management) for second semester, AY 2015- 2016.
Also, by preparing and featuring recipes from not so common, underappreciated and so called “exotic” ingredients like insects, microbes and weed plant species, the “FOOD PESTival” served as an appreciation and awareness activity - that even the organisms called pests can be transformed into delicious and nutritious foods. (text and photos: Ruby G. dela Cruz)
Some of the exotic foods prepared by CPC students.