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Early Humans May Have Evolved Bigger Brains Eating Insects
2014-07-03 07:31:38

A new study, led by Washington University in St. Louis, suggests that seasonal diet changes may have played a role in the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in human ancestors and other primates.

2014-06-27 12:22:47

CHICAGO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the human population grows, it is critical that the drain on the planet's resources be lessened by decreasing consumption of animal protein.

Insects Are Potential Tool For Global Food Security
2014-05-21 03:05:24

The potential of insects as human food and animal feed to assure global food security and availability of animal proteins in a sustainable way has been the main focus of the first conference Insects to feed the world in the Netherlands.

UN Turns To Edible Insects As Food Source
2013-05-13 15:38:30

According to a new report from the United Nations, forests and the creepy crawlers that inhabit them are an underutilized source of food in the battle against worldwide hunger.

Mealworms, The Next Big Foodie Fad?
2012-12-20 16:16:01

In a recent study, Dutch scientists reported that insect protein like that made from mealworms may be a more sustainable alternative than milk, chicken, pork or beef.

2012-08-15 23:02:17

Duncraft, a leading supplier of wild bird feeding supplies, knows their customers want to attract as many different types of birds as possible to their bird

2012-06-12 11:48:47

Insects can use plants as ‘green phones’ for communication with other bugs.

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2008-04-23 10:25:00

Dutch ecologist Roxina Soler and her colleagues have discovered that subterranean and aboveground herbivorous insects can communicate with each other by using plants as telephones. Subterranean insects issue chemical warning signals via the leaves of the plant. This way, aboveground insects are alerted that the plant is already ‘occupied’.


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