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Good bug bites

Joost van Itterbeeck at The Conversation tells us which edible insects he thinks are best. As you know I purchased some bug bites. My favourites so far are the barbecue-spiced mealworms (Tenebrio molitor). Harvey Nicks calls them ‘worm crisps’ but … Continue reading

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Would you like flies with that?

Are you eating insects (entomophagy) yet? If not, perhaps you soon will be. In August this year, Trevor Baker in the Guardian told us about farming insects (entomoculture) for food in continental Europe. He told us about a London entomophagy … Continue reading

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Why not feed insects to other livestock?

Here in Britain, our Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) coordinates PROteINSECT. This is about farming insects (entomoculture) as a source of protein for animal feed. FERA is part of our Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). I’m … Continue reading

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Living With Human Bot Flies

Originally posted on Living With Insects Blog:
Human Bot Flies are occasionally encountered by tourists to Central and South America. Bot fly larvae will burrow under the skin and feed on the tissue. Bot flies on the head are confined…

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Bangladesh Gets Bt Brinjal

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
It has been a recurring theme here at Thought+Food that the debates going on about the food system should not be overwhelmed by special interest groups. Instead, there must be room for the farmer to make…

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Lepidoptera of the month: Large white and small white butterflies

Here’s my Lepidopteran of the Month series. You might choose to follow my ‘butterfly’ tag for other posts in this series. Today, a day late for July, let’s admire the cabbage whites. Admire them? Well, more likely loathe them. For … Continue reading

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Lepidopteran of the month: Small tortoiseshell butterfly

Here’s my Lepidopteran of the Month series, back after a few months’ hibernation. You might choose to follow my ‘butterfly’ tag for other posts in this series. Today, in June, let’s admire the small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) which I … Continue reading

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