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February 15, 2019

 

What’s Old Is New Again–The Authors Of Meal Discuss Food, Culture And Comics

Insect cuisine is a part of many cultural traditions throughout history and across the globe. So why does everybody talk about it as "future food"?

February 14, 2019

 

Study Warns Of Global Insect Collapse

A new study warns that more than 40 percent of the world’s insect species are at risk of extinction, and a third are endangered.

March 13, 2018

 

Rice Farmers Grow Bugs To Replenish California’s Salmon

This project's end goal is to improve the likelihood that Chinook survive the trek to the ocean and back.

September 1, 2017

 

Scientists Try To Fight Crop Damage With Invasive Moth’s DNA

The diamondback moth costs farmers billions of dollars every year. But will these lab-bred insects inherit the same stigma as genetically modified crops?

August 24, 2017

 

Swiss Supermarket Launches Europe’s First Worm Burgers

A grocery coop in Switzerland has unleashed new burgers and balls packed with protein from mealworms.

July 20, 2017

 

So What Does A Deep-Fried Grasshopper Taste Like?

As it turns out, not too bad. That's what our correspondent found in northeastern Nigeria. Maybe the secret is the hot pepper sauce!

December 2, 2016

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 

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! 

Bumblebees Also Adversely Affected By Pesticides

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

March 14, 2012

Underemployed 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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!

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