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
- Insect agriculture is a growing industry that strongly benefits farmers and ranchers.
- Humanity has a climate solution in insect agriculture that is ready to scale and which will benefit farmers, ranchers, soil health and the animals
- There are strong female and BIPOC agricultural leaders driving a disruptive, climate-smart sector.
- Chloe Sorvino, Food and Agriculture Staff Writer, Forbes
- Virginia Emery, Founder / CEO, Beta Hatch
- Shakara Maggitt, Graduate student, Texas State University
- Liz Koutsos, President, EnviroFlight
Wendy Lu McGill, Interim Executive Director, North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture
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