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This tiny insect could prevent allergies for millions in Europe
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Bug burgers and beetle beer: What is the future of edible insects?
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New plant-based spider silk could replace single-use plastics
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have created a plant-based, sustainable material that could combat plastic pollution.
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Fish and poultry try a new sustainable diet of larvae and insects
In Poland, larvae and insects are used as a source of protein on fish and poultry farms. Organic waste is used to grow these larvae, thus contributing to the circular economy. Bio-recycling and technology go hand in hand in this project supported by the European Cohesion Policy.
This farm is breeding insects to replace pesticides
The bugs are bred to protect the crops from harm and encourage pesticide-free produce.
A Belgian Waffle but with a crunchy twist - it’s made from insects
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A race against time: The giant weeds taking over Lake Ossa in Cameroon
6000 Salvinia weevils are being cultivated in Cameroon to control fast-spreading aquatic weeds engulfing the country’s coastal waters.
This 300-million-year-old insect is helping future drones take flight
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How Kenyan farmers are turning a locust plague into an opportunity
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Edible insects likely to hit supermarkets within months
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This 4000-year-old beetle is returning to the UK due to climate change
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