A scientist explains why you should be eating insects to help fight global hunger — Quartz
Have you had them? Will you try them? If you’ve got a great recipe for roasted crickets, we’re all ears.
Why Farming Is an Act of Defiance For People of Color — Bon Appetit
This excerpt from Leah Penniman’s new book, Farming While Black, is riveting. “Something profound and magical happened to me as I learned to plant, tend, and harvest … Shoulder-to-shoulder with my peers of all hues, feet planted firmly in the earth, stewarding life-giving crops for Black community—I was home.”
Young entrepreneurs lend glamour to African agriculture — Reuters
Here’s an incredible fact: “Africa has the world’s youngest population and 65 percent of its uncultivated arable land.” And in farming, as in every career, role models are everything. So it’s cool to see young entrepreneurs inspiring a new generation of farmers across Africa.
A Food Scientist Explains How the Red Delicious Apple Lost Its Deliciousness — Quartz
Apple preferences are deeply personal, so we don’t want to pass on a definitive judgment, but this is an interesting look at how produce can evolve over time. In this case, people are biologically hard wired to go for the apple at the grocery store that’s the darkest shade of red. That means over time, some of our apples have been bred for color, not taste.