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Insects as Nutrition

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Mealworm Stir-fry Insects can be appreciated and investigated from many points of view. Interest in insects as a future food source is high because human population increases will require more production and new…

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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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Why not eat insects?

Marcel Dicke asks us in this entertaining lecture, Why not eat insects? Good question. In fact, as he says, we’re already eating insects and we’re going to have to eat more of them. The posh word for eating insects is … Continue reading

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Insects as Haute Cuisine

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Mealworm Stir-fry The BBC has an article about insect cuisine in upscale French Restaurants. Chef Elie Daviron specializes in insect snacks arranged for appealing combinations of textures tastes and colors. His high end…

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Living With Imported Pollinators

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Bumblebee Pollinating a Flower Honey bees are under stress in many areas and growers are evaluating alternatives to honey bee pollination. Bumblebees are a potential alternative and the worldwide trade in bumblebees for…

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In the United States, new pesticide labels will better protect bees and other pollinators

This week the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced ‘new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.’ You can see the new label design here. These new labels are supposed to stop people … Continue reading

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Living With Micro-livestock Production

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Feeding the future human population will require protein sources beyond traditional livestock. Insects, aka micro-livestock, are an edible source of protein that may augment future diets. Industrial farming has mechanized much of the…

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