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Using parasitic wasps to fight the fly population might sound like something out of the latest sci-fi film, but entomologists are actually researching this bug battle to find environmentally friendly solutions for pest control. At the next STEM Café, NIU professor Bethia King and Ph.D. candidate Ted Burgess from NIU’s Department of Biological Sciences will...
In a state known for agriculture, most people are surprised to learn that Illinois produces very little food for its own residents. Almost all of the $50 billion Illinoisans spend on food each year leaves the state, as the majority of Illinois’ farmable land is given over to monoculture row crops such as corn and...
Kendall Thu
Hey, Kendall Thu enjoys a juicy grilled steak as much as any meat lover. He just wishes people would give some thought to where their steaks come from.  The NIU anthropology professor is a key contributor to a book on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that recently received the prestigious 2011 Nautilus Gold Award. The...