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UN releases – Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security

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The rearing of insects can be carried out in rural, peri-urban and urban areas. Insect consumption is a part of the diets of over 2 billion people worldwide!

By Arnold van Huis Joost Van Itterbeeck Harmke Klunder Esther Mertens Afton Halloran Giulia Muir and Paul Vantomme
Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations
Rome, 2013

“Edible insects: future prospective for food and feed security” was launched on May 13th during the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. This publication describes the contribution of insects to food security. It shows the many traditional and potential new uses of insects for direct human consumption and the opportunities for and constraints to farming them for food and feed.

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May 19, 2013   Comments Off on UN releases – Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security

Self-Watering Patch Planter for Herbs and Greens

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Needing $50,000 to manufacture their product

Take the guesswork out of growing your own fresh, nutritious herbs and greens with Let’s Patch! Our lightweight, self-watering Patch Planters are user-friendly for kids, grownups and, well, everyone! After a soft launch with our local community and a bunch of elementary school classrooms, we have come up with the perfect formula for fresh, healthy herbs and greens every time. With your support we can go from beta to mega, bringing Patch Planters and a healthy, sustainable food source into more homes around the world.

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May 19, 2013   Comments Off on Self-Watering Patch Planter for Herbs and Greens