SXSW 2022

What's Bugging Agriculture?


Join the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture and members to look at the potential that farmed insects - and their byproducts - can have on circular economies within agriculture. Insect agriculture can also lower farmer and rancher reliance on mono-crops for feed, on fishmeal that is leading to fishery collapses, and also on chemical fertilizers which diminish soil health and lead to poisonous water run-off, among other environmental challenges.

Journalist Chloe Sorvino, Forbes food and agriculture staff writer, will moderate the panel with the following insect agriculture leaders:

Virginia Emery, Founder / CEO, Beta Hatch
Shakara Maggitt, Graduate Student, Texas State University
Liz Koutsos, President, EnviroFlight

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  1. Insect agriculture is a growing industry that strongly benefits farmers and ranchers.
  2. Humanity has a climate solution in insect agriculture that is ready to scale and which will benefit farmers, ranchers, soil health and the animals
  3. There are strong female and BIPOC agricultural leaders driving a disruptive, climate-smart sector.



Wendy Lu McGill, Interim Executive Director, North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture

Meta Information:

  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Climate Change
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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