Does It Mat­ter If The Pro­tein Comes From Bugs?

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Amer­i­cans seek out. Ford calls the testers its “golden noses,” who sniff ma­te­ri­als such as up­hol­stery, steer­ing wheels and carpet.

Testers are sub­jected to a strin­gent se­lec­tion process and must not smoke or drink al­co­hol. “In North Amer­ica,” said Andy Pan, su­per­vi­sor for ma­te­rial en­gi­neer­ing at a Ford fa­cil­ity in China, “peo­ple want a new-car smell and will even buy a ‘new-car’ spray to make older cars feel new and fresh. In China, it’s the op­po­site.”

On June 25, Doug Berge­son of Peshtigo, Wis­con­sin, was fram­ing the fire­place of a home he was build­ing when his nail gun slipped from his grasp and shot a 3 1/2-inch nail into his heart. Berge­son said it stung, but when he saw the nail “mov­ing with my heart,” he re­al­ized he wasn’t go­ing to get any more work done. So he washed up and drove him­self to the hos­pi­tal 12 miles away, where he alerted a se­cu­rity guard that he had a nail in his heart and said, “It’d be great if you can find some­body to help me out here.” Berge­son un­der­went surgery to re­move the nail, which his doc­tors said barely missed a main artery in his heart.

Ed­ward Ken­drick McCarty, 38, of North Hunt­ing­don, Penn­syl­va­nia, came away with more than good tips after dee­jay­ing a wed­ding re­cep­tion. The morn­ing after the wed­ding, bride Ash­ley Karasek of Turkey­town no­ticed that her box of wed­ding cards was mostly empty. McCarty had been in charge of the box dur­ing the re­cep­tion, and Karasek no­ticed peo­ple hand­ing him cards to put in it through­out the evening. But when she and her new hus­band looked in the box, only 12 cards re­mained. McCarty con­fessed to tak­ing the cards “be­cause of financial strug­gles” and said he got about $600.

Swiss gro­cery chain Coop an­nounced on Aug. 17 that it will start sell­ing burger pat­ties made from meal­worms as an al­ter­na­tive to beef. Essento’s In­sect Burg­ers and meatball- like In­sect Balls also con­tain rice, car­rots and spices. “In­sects are the per­fect com­ple­ment to a mod­ern diet,” said Chris­tian Bartsch, co-founder of Essento. “They have a high culi­nary po­ten­tial, their pro­duc­tion saves re­sources and their nu­tri­tional

In Florida, Pinel­las Sun­coast Tran­sit Au­thor­ity CEO Brad Miller and board chair Dar­den Rice helped Bar­bara Ry­giel cel­e­brate her 103rd birth­day on Aug. 15 by pre­sent­ing her with a life­time bus pass. Ry­giel rides the bus to church about four times a week and said the pass will help with the costs. “Look at how much I can save,” she said.

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