population growth

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


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.

My One-Too-Big Family, My Immodest Proposal

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | February 10th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: population growth, sustainability

istock_000003894178smallI face a difficult quandary. I have three children, which — according to U.K. “green guru” Jonathan Porritt — is one too many. If I was truly concerned about the plight of Mother Earth, I’d have only had two, the number he cites as sustainable and — how coincidental! — exactly the number of children he has.