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New Bad News About Honeybees

New Bad News About HoneybeesMSNBC’s Alex Witt spoke with Anthony Nearman, who ran a study at the University of Maryland.» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc Republ...Read the Article

Ants as Model Farmers

Ants as Model FarmersAnts – with their wise farming practices and efficient navigation techniques – could inspire solutions for some human problems. From The Conversation, by Scott Solomon, Associate Teaching Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice UniversityRead the Article

Why Insects Could be Ideal for the Future of Animal Feed and Food

Why Insects Could be Ideal for the Future of Animal Feed and FoodBy 2050, the world would need 70 per cent more protein than what it requires today; this shall happen primarily due to increasing population in the recent years, growing awareness regarding the benefits of a protein-rich diet, and other socio-demographical changes. But our [...]

UK urges hunger-stricken African nations to farm insectsAid projects in DRC and Zimbabwe encourage rural inhabitants to eat insects rich in vitamins and mineralsRead the Article

The Composting Importance of Maggots – The Corvallis Advocate

The Composting Importance of Maggots - The Corvallis AdvocateMost people shudder when they see maggots in their bin composter or compost pile. They may be startling in their appearance and movement, but they won’t hurt you or the compost. In fact, they play a role in breaking down plant and animal tissues. Often, these maggots [...]

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 [...]