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INSECT FARMING

I mentioned this in some of my past posts, but I am interested in revisiting it. Did you know that over two billion people around the world include insects in their diet? It may seem gross to eat insects, but there is sound logic in the concept. Insects are a great source of protein and farming them requires far less water and resources than farming chickens, pigs, and cows. Most importantly, farming insects also generates a lot less green house gases than farming traditional livestock, which is far better for the environment. I came across a number of videos showing how farming insects would be possible with 21st century technology. Watching these videos got me thinking of this farming technology being used on a far larger scale. I will consider this when the time comes to write my superhuman series.

SMITHSONIAN BUTTERFLY HOUSE

While I was at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, I went into their butterfly house. It was like walking into a fairy tale because the butterflies and moths reminded me of fairies. There was even one butterfly that stubbornly clung to a lady’s bag and would not let go no matter what. Even though it is unlikely that I would include fairies in my fantasy series, I thought it would be nice to draw inspiration from this experience if I decide to write a children’s story.