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  1. News - World - FOOD

    Eating more insects could help fight hunger, UN food agency says

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Food agency says edible insects could boost nutrition and reduce pollution The UN has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects. The Food and Agriculture Organisation yesterday hailed the likes of grasshoppers, ants and other members of the insect world as underused food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1237180/eating-more-insects-could-help-fight-hunger-un-food-agency-says
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: Zombie killer

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 10:47pm by Susan Jung

    ... insect hosts. It's made when a parasitic fungus invades an insect, turning it into one of the living dead, with no mind of its own, and impelling it to climb to a high point on a plant. Overtaken by fungal spores, the insect dies, and a type of mushroom grows out of its head. The spores then fall onto the ground or are dispersed by the breeze, going on to infect more insects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1400536/spice-market-zombie-killer
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Q&A: Enrique Olvera

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:11pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... OK, we're used to it. They don't like insects. But it was weird because we only carry the ants' belly buttons- I wonder how they recognised them. Insects in general have a very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1457653/qa-enrique-olvera
  4. News - World - FOOD

    Nutrition warning as study finds more people relying on fewer food crops

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... the food supply more vulnerable to drought, insects or disease. In some parts of the world, Asia and Africa in particular, the diversity of food crops has grown, as staples such as wheat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440389/nutrition-warning-study-finds-more-people-relying-fewer-food-crops
  5. News - World - FOOD

    European Commission bans pesticides blamed for killing bees

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by insects, which is vital to global food production. Without them, many crops would be unable to bear fruit or would have to be pollinated by hand. Bee numbers have slumped in Europe and the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1246691/european-commission-bans-pesticides-blamed-killing-bees
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Truc

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... preclude them from being free range because when chickens forage, they eat insects), and eggs from birds that were fed kimchi, which is said to strengthen the immune system (not just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1193576/truc
  7. News - China - FOOD

    Bid to lift hybrid rice yield to 15 tonnes a hectare slammed

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 03:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... yield," the  researcher said, declining to be named.  "As rice devotes every bit of its energy to increasing yield, it would have nothing left to deal with diseases and insects. Yuan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1092631/bid-lift-hybrid-rice-yield-15-tonnes-hectare-slammed

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