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Scientists to turn mosquitoes, flies, pests to poultry feeds

Scientists to turn mosquitoes, flies, pests to poultry feedsA team of enterprising Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and researchers are currently working on turning pests and insects such as mosquitoes and flies into lunch for the animals. A report by ARS Office of Communications, Kathryn Markham, said the project which is one of three winning…Read [...]

Grasshoppers: Africa’s untapped food source – Alliance for Science

Grasshoppers: Africa’s untapped food source - Alliance for ScienceEdible grasshoppers could help alleviate hunger and malnutrition in Africa while providing farmers with a new source of income, say scientists in Uganda and Finland who have studied the ecology of the insects for close to a decade. “Our research shows that we can actually tame these [...]

Insect populations are halved by global warming and intensive farming

Insect populations are halved by global warming and intensive farmingIn some parts of the world, a combination of agricultural activity and rising temperatures have led to a 49% reduction in insect species. A new study published in the journal Nature has revealed an alarming relationship between some forms of human activity, and its impact on the [...]