UBC expert makes the case for eating insectsUBC Land and Food Systems researcher Yasmin Akhtar says bugs are nutritious, sustainable and delicious. At an insect-tasting event and lecture September 26, she’ll serve up crickets and other bugs that she says aren’t hard to swallow.
Fresh Food for Thought
The Globe and Mail: Future of B.C. farming in question as land policy changes
Globe and Mail: Campus eating beyond fast food or the meal plan
The Future of Food… Bugs?
Posted: October 17, 2014 | Keywords: entomophagyFor many of us here at UBC, bugs are considered creepy, crawly and even pests. However, this may not be the whole story. In fact, UBC Land and Food Systems Researcher Yasmin Akhtar says that bugs are sustainable, delicious and nutritious.
Borrowing the Farm
Posted: October 16, 2014 | Keywords:Young BC farmers who don’t own land and don’t have enough money to buy a farm are finding creative ways to get their hands on the acreage they need.
Vancouver Sun: B.C.’s dairy farmers milk genomics to thin the herd
Comox Valley Record: Business brisk for The Birds and Beans at farmers’ market
The Tyee: ‘Food Doesn’t Come from a Grocery Store’
CBC News: Exotic snakes, lizards being abandoned in B.C.
Vancouver Sun: California drought pushes local food prices higher
The Globe and Mail: Without national strategy, local food producers struggle to stem Canada’s growing hunger problem
Penticton Western News: AgSci alum Barkwill wants a seat on Summerland council
Posted: October 7, 2014 | Keywords: alumniWith a background in business and agriculture, Richard Barkwill believes he can help the community grow by earning a seat on council.