Bugged about the Bug

argylesock says… Here are some thoughtful words about cochineal, a red dye made from squashed insects. I’ll mention that, like Tammy at Agrigirl, I’m no vegan. But I respect people’s choices about what to eat. I’m sure Tammy does, too.

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I confess that I’m not all that bugged about bugs. Now granted, I rarely visit Starbucks and when I do, it’s never been for a creamy, pink, Strawberry, calorie laden concoction but the outcry from consumers has surprised me a bit.  Meet the cochineal.

Cochineal on Host Cactus

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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