This cheerleading coach cheers his way to MSN’s Guest Editor hot seat
Kuala Lumpur-born Azlan Adnan, 53, is the founder of Green Party Malaysia, whose mission is to push the green agenda into the Malaysian political consciousness. His passion in environmental issues is the driving force in his life, and has expanded to cover political, social justice as well as issues like corruption, education, sustainability, green architecture, technology, and entomophagy. He plans to make these issues his platform with the long-view to establish a Green Party.
Once a Research Officer with the Malaysian Timber Council's London Office, where he helped develop strategies to counter the boycott of tropical timber that was prevailing in Europe, as well as presenting to European parliament to put forward Malaysia's case for Sustainable Forest Management. As a Teaching & Research Associate, he has taught Management Communications, and Environmental Management courses to undergraduates.
While insects are high in protein, low in cholesterol and relatively low in fat, they are also a "clean" food source
For Earth Day, Azlan is keen to share with MSN users, his take on entomophagy, a term used to describe the practise of eating insects as an alternative source of protein. He shares: "If Malaysians could tolerate more insects in what we eat, farmers could significantly reduce the amount of pesticides applied each year. Besides, the only more eco-friendly alternative to getting our proteins from insects rather than from mammals is to go vegetarian."