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Would You Dine on Insects to Save the Planet?

Candice Gaukel Andrews by Candice Gaukel Andrews | January 21st, 2011 | 10 Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: agave worms, agriculture, ants, beef, bees, beetles, bugs, carbon emissions, cicadas, climate change, crickets, crops, diet, eating, entomophagy, environment, factory farming, farmers, fat, fish, food, global food shortage, grasshoppers, health, healthy, insect farming, insects, larvae, meat, methane, nutrition, pests, population growth, production, protein, tarantulas, termites, toxins, water

Dragonfly

If it’s late morning or mid-afternoon where you are, chances are that you’ve already had at least one fleeting thought about dinner tonight. You may be picturing a juicy steak, a tender pork roast or a golden, baked chicken. I doubt that many of you dream about a steaming plate of stink beetles, leeches or cave spiders.

To Catch A Mouse

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | April 26th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: green, home, mice, pests

This one had me stumped – what’s a green cleaning approach to getting rid of a mouse? It’s not like calling an exterminator is an option. Wouldn’t it be greenest to keep the cute little guy around, give him the run of the place? Let him dine on organic vegetable scraps. Fill his little dish with filtered water?

Give Mothballs the Bounce

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | April 9th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: clothes, eco-friendly clothes, mothballs, moths, pesticide-free, pests

Spring has already sprung in most parts of the country, and you may be thinking about putting away wool sweaters and blankets for the season. But that’s just what the moths want you to do so they can have months of uninterrupted eating. Don’t break out the toxic mothballs just yet. There are greener ways to fight moths and keep your woolens clean and intact.