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Word of the Week: Entomophagy

By Cynthia Dominguez, Opinions Editor

Entomophagy (en-tuh-MAW-fuh-jee) is defined as the practice of eating insects, specifically by people. Throughout the world, approximately 3,000 ethnic groups eat insects, whether it be for nutritional value or for seasoning. 125 more words


Pick and mix 12 – Ten largely entomological and tree-related links

All sorts

Plants for bugs – making gardens insect friendly

Bugs for humans – making insects more attractive as food

Bugs for bugs – making carrion diets better for their offspring… 84 more words


The benefits of Eating Insects [Infographic]

Entomophagy (eating insects) is a diet enjoyed by around 2 billion people across the globe. Not only is it a great healthy alternative to meat, edible insects are far more environmentally friendly than traditional forms of protein. 236 more words


Sustainable Snacking: A Closer Look at Entomophagy

From reducing carbon emissions to limiting amounts of waste production, humans are taking various steps to adopt sustainable living practices. Our growing population demands that we also develop solutions to sustainably feed future generations. 1,291 more words

Pick and mix 10 – ten more links to look at

Links to things I thought interesting

Why conservation needs to work around people’s values

If you ever wondered why so many plants have wort in their name. 125 more words


Buzzworthy: A new blog series on edible insects, agricultural development and food security

Have you heard the buzz about entomophagy, the practice of eating insects? It’s more common than you might think. Two billion people around the world consume insects as a regular part of their diet. 275 more words