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3: Matt Mclaren - Entomics - Addressing Food Waste With Insects

3: Matt Mclaren - Entomics - Addressing Food Waste With Insects

Update: 2019-07-15
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Matt Mclaren is the CEO and cofounder of Entomics, a company whose aim is to reduce the impact of food waste through insect bioconversion.


Food waste is one of the biggest problems we face today, with one-third of all food being wasted globally. Their method of turning waste into useful, high-quality resources allows them to put waste back into the food chain in a natural and sustainable way. 


Highlights:

  • Using already natural processes to a more sustainable advantage

  • How do you solve food waste with insects?

  • Turning an exciting university project into a successful business

  • Understanding your vision before thinking about investment

  • The importance of the reduction of food waste for a more sustainable world


Useful links:
Shell Foundation - https://shellfoundation.org/
Green Angel Syndicate - https://greenangelsyndicate.com/

Time stamp:
[02:46 ] What is Entomics?
[03:25 ] Where did the idea for Entomics come from?
[06:20 ] Using insects to reduce the impact of food waste
[08:15 ] It's not just about the technology, its also safety
[11:30 ] The idea of waste hierarchy
[14:30 ] Working with the Shell Foundation
[17:29 ] Advice to others starting out
[22:20 ] How the team got together
[25:50 ] Food waste: The bigger picture
[29:30 ] Local feed solutions as a way of being more sustainable

For more information go to Green Add Venture
This episode is hosted by Jake Woodhouse - connect with Jake on Linkedin or Twitter
This episode is produced by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing
Designs are made by Joshua Barnes

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3: Matt Mclaren - Entomics - Addressing Food Waste With Insects

3: Matt Mclaren - Entomics - Addressing Food Waste With Insects

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