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Mushi: Why Americans Reject the Wonderful World of Eating Insects
While the rest of the world practices entomophagy (eating insects), America’s western ethnocentric views prevent Americans from regularly practicing this. Most Americans have a preconception that entomophagy is disgusting and bizarre. It becomes easy for Americans to look down on and judge the people of a culture that eats insects. Unaccepting of this foreign practice, Americans continue unsustainable, impractical, and unbeneficial practices that fail to efficiently feed people.
SciSearch Project by Cate Doud, Lauren Risha & Claire Villegas
Fueling the Future: Inducing Stress in Chlorella Sorokiniana to Optimize Production of Microalgal Biofuels
Starving microalgae of essential nutrients causes it to stockpile fat (oil) that can be harvested for transportation fuel. Can growing it in wastewater save money and allow ‘biofuel’ to compete at the gas pump?