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Aging environmental risk assessment regulations for pesticides are out of line with current environmental science and toxicology.

Termites increase their numbers and activity during times of drought in tropical rainforests, according to a new study published January 11 in Science. The result is a healthy ecosystem and increased seed survival, researchers say.

AAAS Leshner Fellow Julie Lesnik traces the evidence that humans have been consuming insects throughout the course of our evolution, and offers a compelling case for why we should bring them back into our staple diets.

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