Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought


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The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants, invasive and feral species, and bugs are all food for thought. Learn about the nutritional value of various plant and animal species; visit a cricket farm; try a recipe for dandelion pancakes, kudzu salsa, or pickled purslane; and discover more about climate change, sustainability, green agriculture, indigenous foods, farm-to-table restaurants, and how to be an eco-friendly producer, consumer, and chef. Meet average folks and experts in the field who will help you stretch your culinary imagination!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541538160
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 128
File size: 32 MB
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Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sue Heavenrich writes about science and environmental issues and is passionate about insects. She has followed ants in the Arizona desert, tagged bumblebees in the Rocky Mountains, and tallied insects on Cocos Island, Costa Rica. When not writing, she collects data for researchers as a citizen scientist. Heavenrich lives in Upstate New York with her family and an organic garden full of edible weeds and bugs.
Christy Mihaly writes nonfiction books for kids, about topics including moose, redwoods, fashion, and math. She also writes articles, stories, and poetry, and blogs about children's literature. She writes in Vermont, under the supervision of her dog and cat.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 Food Outside Your Front Door 8

Chapter 2 Put Some Wild in Your Salad 20

Chapter 3 Eat the Pushy Invasive Plants 30

Chapter 4 Exotic Pests Can Be Delicious 40

Chapter 5 Expand Your Aquatic Menu 48

Chapter 6 Land Invaders on Your Plate 64

Chapter 7 Buss For Lunch 72

Chapter 8 Crickets are the Gateway Bug 82

Chapter 9 Rustle Up Some Grubs 92

Chapter 10 Eating on the Wild Side 98

Grow Your Own Grubs 106

Fine Dining For Entomophagists 109

Metric Conversions 112

Source Notes 114

Glossary 116

Selected Bibliography 118

Further Information 120

Index 125

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