crisscrossing Science Episode 098: Broadening Our Definition of Food

In this episode, Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) and Chad Tillberg (professor of biology at Linfield College) talk to Pat Crowley, founder of Chapul, an organization that breeds insects to eat plant waste. We discuss how much of modern farming has removed important trophic levels that would otherwise return nutrients to the soil for plants to reuse. Insects can play an important role in reducing waste and can then be used as feed for fish and chickens, and . . . humans?