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December 6, 2016

 

Taylor holds two mating black soldier flies

These Voracious Flies Could Limit Food Waste, Feed Chickens

Mad Agriculture takes fly larvae and puts them in bins full of food waste – pulp from a local juice company – and lets them chow down for days.

August 14, 2016

 

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Should We Make Room For Worms On Our Dinner Plate?

Earthworms are a source of protein, calcium and much more. But they may not be the top option for feeding a hungry world.

August 8, 2016

 

insects in a hand

Watch: The Insect Factory That Breeds Better Bugs

Colorado’s Insectary began in response to a peach pest called oriental fruit moth that devastated the local crop in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

February 15, 2016

 

locust

In Argentina, A Locust Plague For The Ages

As a major agricultural player, Argentina is a place whose rural problems raise eyebrows in U.S. farm country.

November 10, 2015

 

mealworms

Meat Alternatives Want A Part Of Your Dinner Plate

The people pushing insect cuisine make compelling arguments. They say insects are high in protein and calcium, and they’re easier on the environment.

August 26, 2015

 

farmers gathered under a tent

Organic Farmers On The Social Stigma Of ‘Dirty’ Fields

A study found that farmers who go organic are often subject to a “weedy field bad farmer” mentality in their communities.

July 19, 2013

Don't Knock It TIll You've Tried It 

Grasshopper skewers

Bugs: The New Sushi?

Sustainability activists and trend makers are abuzz this summer as more critters creep onto Western restaurant menus.

November 14, 2012

The Weather Outside Is Frightful 

chickens in the snow

Five Things To Do In Your Coop Before Winter

Keep your birds warm and healthy through the cold months.

September 10, 2012

Green Thumb 

janisse, ray seed underground

Next Level Gardening: Seed Saving

Janisse Ray says every morsel of food we eat starts with a seed. Her new book "The Seed Underground" celebrates the labor of love of seed saving.

March 2, 2012

Don't Knock It 'Til You've Tried It 

macro close-up grasshopper bug insect

Might As Well Go Eat Worms — Or Bugs

With more and more of the world's population craving meat, insects are starting to look a lot more appetizing.

November 21, 2011

Clean Coops, Happy Chickens 

Single chicken feather with lice egg sac

Bugs Of Winter: Protecting Your Chickens From Lice And Mites

It happens in the best of coops: lice and mite infestations. But there are some things you can do to prevent and get rid of these pesky critters.

July 10, 2011

Green Thumb 

underside of a bat house hanging from a tree

Beginnger’s Guide To Gardening: Pollinators At Work

There are a plethora of animals that enjoy regular visits to your garden, and not all of them are pesky marauders.

May 29, 2011

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Ladybug In Action!

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Creating Ambiance

Now that your plants are growing, think about how you can enhance the ambiance of your garden for your own personal enjoyment.

May 1, 2011

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Aphids On A Leaf

Beginner’s Guide To Gardening: Organic Pest Control

When you're an organic gardener, you face challenges that conventional gardeners don't, especially when it comes to bugs.

December 29, 2010

Cultural Eats 

Noni Fruit

Bizarre Food Fair: Weird To Americans, Delicacy To Others

The Bizarre Foods Fair opened my eyes to other foods that seem strange or exotic but are totally normal in other countries and cultures.

June 6, 2009

Beekeeping 

beekeeper susan brackney and some of her gear

Susan Brackney: The Buzz About Honey Bees

Bees are major players in the production of almost everything we bring to the table, so this week, we celebrate these creative creatures and all they do for us.

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