* Somali farmers have urged their government to help protect crops from the worst invasion of locusts in 25 years. “Locusts already ate our grazing area so we are now fighting to save at least our farm, where we planted watermelon and beans. We aren’t able to protect them […]
Great to read about the work Chinhoyi University of Technology is doing with Edible insects
The development of an industry in edible insects such as these mopane caterpillars has been slow. Shutterstock There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in sub-Saharan Africa. But the development of edible insects as a food industry has been very slow, despite its many […]
Its that time of year when everyone starts planning their New Year diets, time to dust of the eating instects stories again…
It won’t be long before New Year’s resolutions have us on our best behavior. For some people, that’s giving up booze. For others it’s showing up at the gym. And for a growing number of people, it means eating insects.
Eating insects is just one part of a journey to improved sustainability, because they can be used as feed for farm animals, including farmed fish too, thus reducing the use of soy beans, for which vast areas of land are used, and overfishing of krill to feed farmed fish such as salmon.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Consider the lowly mealworm. Researchers at Stanford University have been doing just that and they’ve discovered the little larvae have a big appetite for plastic — including products that we bigger and smarter creatures haven’t figured out how to effectively recycle. A few years […]
A new lifeline has been given to a longtime favorite in South Haven. Hudsonville Ice Cream is taking over production of Sherman’s Ice Cream next year, meaning popular Sherman’s flavors will live on. Sherman’s announced this year it had stopped production of ice cream due to equipment problems. The […]lick here to view original web page at www.wsjm.com
Former textile factory worker Ngo Sinoun, 37, is now an insect farmer. to Image: Roberto Traina Ngo Sinoun recalls the gruelling time spent working in a garment factory. With four young children to provide for, the 37-year-old was forced to battle through ailing health to work long hours to […]