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.
The incoming Democratic chairman of the Senate environment and public works committee, Senator Barbara Boxer of California, calls global warming “the greatest challenge of our generation.” Diane and her guests talk about possible climate policy and energy policy initiatives from Congress and the White House.
- Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico), incoming chair of the Senate Energy Committee
- Brent Dorsey director of corporate environmental programs for Entergy, an electric utility company
- Felicity Barringer reporter, New York Times
- John Fialka environment and energy reporter for "The Wall Street Journal," Washington bureau
- James Connaughton Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Public and Environmental Policy for Constellation Energy. He was former chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
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