Farmers and the Environment
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Farmers and the Environment

This week, we’re taking a look at NPR’s investigations on American farmers’ relationships with the weather and the government. Farmers’ livelihoods are inextricably tied to the weather and the environment. However, in the face of extreme swings in temperature and precipitation, more frequent instances of pest infestations and crop diseases, and heat stress affecting meat … Continue reading

Cricket Bars & Petri Dish Meat
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Cricket Bars & Petri Dish Meat

Insects. They’re nutritious, less resource-intensive than livestock, and according to a third of the world’s population, delicious. Despite advocacy by activists and the United Nations, eating insects just isn’t catching on in the West. Icelandic entrepreneur Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson and his company Crowbar Protein hope to change that with their protein bar, Jungle Bar. This protein … Continue reading