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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.

The AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture is an important opportunity to explore the environmental and societal challenges facing our planet through the lens of agricultural innovation and its applications in a global context. 

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