|Six legs tasty: First edible insect farm opens in US|
New Scientist - 5/23/2014. By Hal Hodson - A twitching mass of European house crickets clings to a maze of meshed cardboard in a tent about the size of a minivan. They are inside their new home, an abandoned warehouse in Youngstown, Ohio, where they will prosper until being killed, ground into "flour" and baked into cookies and tortilla chips.
|US organic farmers hone in on supply issues|
Fresh Plaza - 5/23/2014. The voice of organic farmers rang loud and clear at this year's Organic Trade Association's Annual Policy Conference in discussions convened by OTA's new Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) on how to address increasing concerns over short supplies in the rapidly expanding organic sector.
|Chesapeake Bay: Where MD Stores Its Fertilizer and Chicken Manure|
Food & Water Watch - 5/23/2014. By Mitch Jones - In a new report the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science gives an overall health grade to the Chesapeake Bay of a “C” for 2013. The report claims that the Bay’s health has remained steady from 2012 to 2013, except for one major problem: there is “a continuing degradation of the Eastern Shore” due to runoff from agriculture.