Archive for April, 2006


What’s the point of insects?

Published on April 1, 2006

They’re worth a cool $57 billion to the United States each year, that’s what. Michael Hopkin April 1, 2006 Next time you dismiss insects as mere creepy-crawlies, ponder for a while on what life would be like without them. Our six-legged friends might be more valuable than you think — research estimates that they’re worth Read more …


Bugs plug $57 billion into U.S. economy

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And that’s a conservative estimate, entomologists say Associated Press (as seen on MSNBC) April 1, 2006 ITHACA, N.Y. – Think twice before you swat a fly or squash a bug: A new study says insects contribute more than $57 billion a year to the U.S. economy. And that is a very conservative estimate, said John Read more …


Dollar value of insect services more than $57 billion a year in the United States

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A new study in the April issue of the journal Bioscience shows that insects provide services worth more than $57 billion to Americans.