Tag: Food

Honey Laundering

You might have seen some news coverage recently that claimed much of the honey sold in the US isn’t actually… honey. So what is it, then? Well, it IS still honey, and it did still […]

Bee Basics

I realized that I had posted about this new publication on Twitter, but not here–this must be remedied ASAP! A beautiful publication was recently released by the USDA Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership: Bee […]

Don Bugito (and edible insects)

It’s been a really great month for entomophagy (bug eating)!  Daniella Martin of Girl Meets Bug headlined a big special edition of the San Francisco Weekly that was also picked up by NPR.  I really liked this […]

I’m on the radio!

Best of all, I am joined on this episode of Skeptically Speaking by anthropologist Greg Laden, who talks about entomophagy (bug eating). My part of the interview starts with a discussion of using a pseudonym […]

Stuff the ballot box….with ants!

Mark Moffet is up for a Labby award for this video.  Go vote! The weaver ants of Angkor Wat Cambodia are a local delicacy, and Mark attempts to get some tourists to sample them.  Warning: […]

It’s National Pollinator Week!

Once again, It’s time to celebrate the little animals that…facilitate plant sex by moving plant sperm around. I’ve discovered over time that a lot of people don’t actually know what pollination is, other than it’s […]

Can eating insects prevent malnutrition?

A wonderful symposium on Entomophagy from the 2010 Entomological Society of America National Meeting is now (mostly) online in a series of videos. I think one of the most interesting was from a a pediatric […]

Eating Fulgorids in Madagascar

A fun video about eating insects in Madagascar! (I have to say, I’m with him on the eel. I’ve never liked them the few times I’ve had them.  They taste like they look–slimy.) Here’s more […]

Shellac: It’s a bug AND a feature!

Happy Valentines Day! This holiday is traditionally celebrated with a gift of plant genitalia and candy.  The flowers exist to attract pollinating insects, and the candy has an insect connection you might not know about. […]