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Beetles and a cup of joe: Insects boost fair trade coffee sales

Posted by entomology.office | October 15, 2014
PULLMAN, Wash. – When java giants like Starbucks seek out the finest fair trade coffee beans in Guatemala, insects can make all the difference.

Tucked away in the M.T. James Entomological Museum at Washington State University, more than 130,000 colorful moths, beetles and other bugs are preserving a slice of Guatemalan biodiversity essential to the country’s health and economy.[continue reading]