Today’s Solutions: July 23, 2024

Bug Food

Insects and lab-grown meat could reduce environmental impact by 80 percent

We at The Optimist Daily have written a lot before about the environmental benefits of lab-grown meat and insects as an alternative protein source, and the body of research for this cultural and scientific protein shift keeps growing.  A new study published in Nature Food found that replacing Read More...

Texas A&M launches center

Texas A&M launches center for insect farming research

Eating crickets for breakfast may sound unconventional, but this unlikely ingredient could potentially provide protein-rich food to the millions currently lacking it. We’ve written before about the environmental and dietary benefits of insect protein. Now, Texas A&M AgriLife Research has Read More...

Crickets: the gateway bug to e

Crickets: the gateway bug to eating insects

As the global mindset shifts in a more eco-friendly direction, it’s becoming difficult for meat eaters to ignore the negative impact raising livestock has on our environment. Take Madagascar for instance. Almost 80 percent of Madagascar’s forests have been destroyed since the 1950s, and each Read More...

Thought Leader Series: Agnes K

Thought Leader Series: Agnes Kalibata on science and the future of farming

Agnes Kalibata is a Rwandan-born agricultural scientist and policymaker. She was recently appointed as UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ special envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, which calls for tangible action on how we produce food to address the limitations of our food system in Read More...

Purina introduces sustainable

Purina introduces sustainable pet food made from insect protein

Insects are an increasingly popular source of sustainable protein and thanks to Purina, your pets can join in on the potential food of the future as well. The company’s new “Purina Beyond Nature's Protein” will include insect protein from black soldier fly larvae as well as plant proteins Read More...