Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Tue, 2nd Feb 2016

Food Security: Insects for Dinner?

Grasshopper (c)

By 2050 the global population is set to rise to more than 10 billion people. But right now, 1 in 10 people are suffering from chronic hunger. So how do we reconcile a rising population with an already hungry world? Plus in the news, why scientists are one step closer to understanding autism, and we take a moment to say goodbye to the Philae Lander...

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  • 01:05 - What causes autism?

    Scientists have found a way to stop autism like symptoms in newborn mice.

  • 06:07 - Goodbye Philae!

    We say goodbye to the lander that bounced its way to fame across the surface of comet 67P.

  • 13:32 - Secrets of seagrass the saltwater crop

    Genes from marine plants might be used for breeding crops suitable for areas where freshwater is in short supply.

  • 19:26 - Does baby brain exist?

    People often assume that pregnant women are suffering from 'momnesia'. But is there any evidence that having a bump affects your brain?

  • 34:07 - Food in the field

    As the world population continues to increase how can we produce more food to meet the demand?

  • 38:59 - Supermarket Sweep

    One way to tackle food security is by changing consumer behaviour, but how do we go about doing this? Let's learn from the supermarkets.

  • 45:34 - Munching mealworms

    Would you munch a mealworm or graze on a grasshopper? Welcome to the future of food.

  • 50:23 - Waste not want not

    The answer to food security is partly not producing more but wasting less.



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