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Insects could be the future of food

In many cultures, insects are delicacies. Mostly people are eating beetles (Coleoptera) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera). People also eat bees, wasps and ants (Hymenoptera), cicadas (Hemiptera), locusts and crickets (Orthoptera), dragonflies (Odonata) and flies (Diptera). Eating insects is called entomophagy. Those … Continue reading

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Bycatch: 1 for the price of 10

Originally posted on A Perspective Study:
Bycatch is a real and growing problem. We are catching more fish unintentionally than ever before thanks the to large-scale implementation of bottom trawling, a fishing technique in which ships as big as supertankers…

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Seeking sustainable crops

Elisabeth Braw at the Guardian tells us about the search for sustainable crops. She says that we in the rich world focus too much on a tiny number of staple food species. But ‘at one time during the past 10,000 … Continue reading

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Lords committee warns of discard ban at sea leading to discards on land

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
fishupdate.com reports: The House of Lords EU Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energyhas written to Environment Minister Richard Benyon and the European Commission to warn that unless the EU fish discard ban is…

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EU shark finning ban comes into effect

Originally posted on The Coastal House:
News article from fishupdate.com: All sharks caught in European waters or by European vessels will have to be landed with their fins still naturally attached. Celebrating the arrival of the long-awaited, strict EU ban…

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Q&A: Traditional forest knowledge is not folklore, but a resource for change

argylesock says… Here’s discussion of knowledge transfer from people who live in the Amazon forest. These people know what they’re doing. Around the world forest people, desert people, island people and other ‘uncivilised’ people know many things that people in … Continue reading

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EU Agrees To Tighten Its Ban On Shark Finning

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Thursday to tighten an existing ban on “shark finning”, or slicing fins off sharks often while…

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