Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.
U.S. activists are working with farmers and artisans in the developing world to protect their rights and help them increase their profits from export of their goods to the industrialized world. The most prominent of these efforts in the U.S. is "Fair Trade" coffee. But some believe these efforts are misguided. A panel talks about the pros and cons of fair trade initiatives.
- Paul Rice TransFair USA
- Paul Magnusson Businessweek
- Deborah James Global Exchange
- Frank Vargo vice president for international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers
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