Crunchy Critter Farms in Akron, Ohio will offer online sales of live crickets starting in November. Image: James Williams

Can tiny livestock solve big hunger?

Eating insects is well-established in Africa, Asia and Australia. But entrepreneurs, including those in the Great Lakes region, are gearing up for its expansion in North America. The protein source could be key to feeding a rising global population if it becomes as acceptable as eating sushi.

Bees in USDA hive. Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture

City bees pollinate urban education

They’re showing up on city rooftops, university dormitories and the grounds of middle schools, a trend that not only teaches people about bees, it could help the troubled pollinators.