Climate Change: new study opens can of worms for ecologists

5 February, 2013 by (comments)

We often hear about livestock being a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions – picture them, formidable herds of flatulent quadrupeds munching their way – figuratively speaking – through millions of hectares of rainforest. But it seems we need to look below the surface, literally, to find another climate change culprit: earthworms. That’s because a new study just publishedRead More …

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New study on the environmental benefits of insect farming creates a buzz…

17 January, 2011 by (comments)

Farming insects, instead of more “traditional” livestock, could improve food security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to scientists at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, and reported today in online development magazine Sci-Dev. According to Wageningen entomologist Dennis Oonincx, lead author of the study into the possible benefits of farming insects, over 80 percent of the world’s population consumesRead More …

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