In an Era of Scarcity, Water is Now a Major Economic Driver

MAR 2, 2016


In a world facing growing problems with water scarcity, the Great Lakes region could be poised to draw businesses—big and small—from other parts of the country. But despite the region’s vast quantities of freshwater, water quality can’t always be taken for granted.

One example: Big Crickets Farms, which raises edible crickets for restaurants and specialty foods producers. Owner Kevin Bachhuber … Read the rest

We’ve Cleared an Area the Size of South America to Grow Enough Crops to Feed The World’s Population

Apr 3, 2015

First We Feast

How will we continue to feed the world’s growing population? Where is our food going to come from in 2050? These are both valid questions with many different answers.’s eye-opening new short documentary America’s Shrinking Farms aims to raise awareness of the issues, and possible solutions, in play right now.

The problem isn’t that we farm, it’s how we farm. … Read the rest

Are Insects the Next Climate-Friendly Superfood?

Are Insects the Next Climate-Friendly Superfood?

March 19th, 2015


Maybe you’ve see little cans of chocolate-covered ants or grasshoppers in the exotic food section of your grocery and thought to yourself, “Yuck—who eats that?” Insects may not come to mind when you think of superfoods. But they could be the next hot “alternative” protein. They’re low in fat and loaded with fiber.

You might be surprised to learn you may have … Read the rest