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November 18, 2016

Black Soldier Flies To The Rescue

There are myriad products to be made from black solider flies: live larvae for fishing bait and exotic pets, oil or biodiesel from dried and ground larvae meal, soil amendment from their castings or a pharmaceutical ingredient called chitin...

December 03, 2010

Ted Talk

Tell people more about this item. What's it about and what makes it interesting? Give people the info they need to go ahead Applying proven scientific methods within a culture where "cause and effect" is viewed through a completely different lens than it is in science be frustrating, confusing, often humorous, and always rewarding. This TEDx talk is about our efforts to teach the rural people of Haiti how to raise fish to feed their families. Aquaculture (fish farming) is a science that is intricately intermingled with basic principles of biology. Applying these principles for a practical purpose in Haiti, we find, is similar to dancing with a partner who hears a different tune. There is stumbling, some tears, and some laughter, but eventually the steps fall into place. 

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