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Edible Insects in Africa

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How to collect and prepare, 10 different insect species from 5 groups: caterpillars, beetles, termites, grasshoppers and crickets.

Author: Josianne Cloutier et al
AGROMISA
2015
Pages: 80

Edible insects are a common ingredient in traditional dishes in many parts of Africa, a continent with more than 250 potentially edible insect species. As the world’s population continues to grow, there is renewed interest in the use of insects as human food. Insects provide animal protein of good quality, and they are rich in lipids and macronutrients. The many edible insect species – an accessible and affordable source of food – can contribute to food security.

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April 20, 2015   Comments Off on Edible Insects in Africa

You’ve heard about urban agriculture, but people are farming the suburbs of Detroit, too

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Dr. Fay Hansen.

Nightshade Army Industries is one such example of not-quite-urban, not-quite-rural farming in the region.

David Sands
Metromodmedia
April 09, 2015

Excerpt:

Oakland University is also playing a role in the metro farming movement. For the last five growing seasons, the school has operated a student organic farm. From its humble beginnings as a student club project, it’s grown into a 0.6-acre undertaking with a hoop house and a paid coordinator, an OU alumnus named Jared Hanna.

Volunteers grow 68 types of vegetables on site, including 10 tomato varieties.

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April 20, 2015   Comments Off on You’ve heard about urban agriculture, but people are farming the suburbs of Detroit, too