The Technoptimist Show 5/26/21: Could Edible Insects Save the Planet?

Producer/Host: Teresa Carey

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers ultra-strong diamonds made from explosions, a unique use for solar panels, and edible insects.

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey

To learn more about the topics:
We Don’t Have to Eat Insects. But Feeding Them to Animals Could Save the Planet
Solar Canals in CA Could Save 63 Billion Gallons of Water a Year
This New Crystal, Produced With Gunpowder, Is Stronger Than Diamond