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December 2, 2016

 

Honey bees tend to larvae in a hive.

Science Says Bee Brood Is Good Grub

A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.

September 26, 2016

 

Corn rootworm beetle larvae feed on maize root and seed.

Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.

September 6, 2016

 

Gary Wenig in his high tunnel

Farmers Look To Chickens And Bugs As Natural Pesticides

Researchers are looking at ways to combat pests by introducing predatory bugs, but there is danger in introducing a new species to an ecosystem.

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.

July 21, 2016

 

071816_Insectary_facility

The Insect Factory That Breeds Better Bugs

Colorado's "Insectary" is developing insects that will combat pests, without the aid of chemicals.

November 12, 2015

 

saffron threads

Tofu+Saffron, The Nitrates Problem, Evolution Of Baby Food

Amy Bentley looks at how feeding infants has changed since the invention of baby food in the 1920s. Tofu instead of oil in rouille. And, insects for dinner?

July 27, 2015

 

grape leaf damage

Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.

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.

October 26, 2012

Spray That Somewhere Else! 

bumblebee on flower

Bumblebees Also Adversely Affected By Pesticides

Turns out honeybees aren't the only pollinators who need to worry about pesticides.

March 14, 2012

Underemployed 

worm multitude close-up macro

Put Your Chickens To Work

Learn how to get a little free labor out of your flock. Here's a hint: Sometimes the best move forward is a giant step back.

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.

May 29, 2011

Green Thumb 

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

Green Thumb 

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.

February 24, 2011

Tasty Bugs 

Insect Dish

Treating Insects As Livestock May Solve Our Meat Needs

What's one way to feed the growing global population on limited land while being environmentally friendly? Eat insects!

October 13, 2010

GM Crops 

Corn

GM Crops Are Not Economically Viable, Survey Concludes

Growing genetically modified corn don't save farmers money, according to a new economic analysis from The Journal of Science.

January 7, 2010

Community Gardening 

6 people standing in the Crestmont Community Garden

The Community Garden: A Community of Living Things

For Earth Eats' new blogger, Alex Smith the value of a community garden is more than just the food, it's the connections people make with one another.

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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