TechKnow 113: Bugs could feed the world & kill orange trees

November 24, 2013 8:07PM ET

Bugs may be the most overlooked protein, plus high-tech treatments for infected orange trees

TechKnow for Al Jazeera America

Join our expert contributors Phil Torres, Marita Davison, Kosta Grammatis and Crystal Dilworth as they explore new technology and its impact on our lives. Phil puts his entomology chops to the test to learn how bugs may be the most overlooked protein. Marita visits Florida orange groves using RNA interference to kill bugs that are infecting trees. And Kosta meets Easton LaChappelle, a Colorado teen who used 3D printing to make a prosthetic, robotic hand.

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