30 Sep '13, 3pm

Insect farming wins big for feeding urban poor

Insect farming wins big for feeding urban poor

A team of students from McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management have won $1 million in seed funding to promote insect farming. The five team members, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein, Zev Thompson, Gabe Mott and Mohammed Ashour will work to formalize insect farming practices around the globe. This year's Hult Prize challenged teams to create a social enterprise that would address the issue of food insecurity, with a particular focus on people living in urban slums. The competition attracted 11,000 entries this year. The winning project, Insects Feed the World , is first working to help farmers raise grasshoppers outside Oaxaca, Mexico. The team will provide livestock containers and help coordinate with processing facilities to produce a insect-enriched flour that's high in protein. The team conducted field research in Kenya, Ghana and Mexico to better understand...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/insect-farming-wins-...

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