Within Wageningen University & Research, he is known as the insect eater. An honorary title, to which he agrees with some pride and a smile around his lips. Because he - emeritus professor of tropical entomology - is most personally responsible for the fact that serious research into eating insects has been conducted in Wageningen for decades.
In the radio program Villa VdB
Insects are very high in protein and are therefore a good substitute for other animal proteins in dog food. Insect can also be a substitute for soy in animal feed, for example. Emeritus professor of Wageningen University Arnold van Huis argues in Villa VdB for using the insects.