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Tuesday, March 11 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hacking Meat: Why Insects Are the Future of Food

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By 2050, there will be 2 billion more people on the planet and food security experts say that at today's rate of production, there won't be enough protein for everyone. Innovators are racing to find solutions to the looming food crisis with everything from lab-grown meat and synthetic eggs to edible insects.
In May 2013, the U.N. released a 200-page report on the potential of insects to solve the global food crisis. The U.S. startup community is answering the call to action with exciting new businesses at the forefront of the food revolution.
In this session, you'll mingle with the founders of Bitty Foods, the cricket flour baked goods company, insect-farm automation experts at Tiny Farms, and exotic insect-food supplier World Ento. We'll discuss the environmental and health benefits of edible insects, provide delicious foods to sample and answer all your burning questions about insects and the future of protein.

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Andrew Brentano

Co-FounderTiny FarmsPassionate about technology and food, Andrew is an extreme optimist about most situations, particularly the potential for technology and design to improve lives. With a degree in Cognitive Systems and Linguistics, and a professional tenure in enterprise tech solutions... Read More →
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Daniel Imrie-Situnayake

CofounderTiny FarmsAfter lecturing in automatic identification and data capture technologies at England's Birmingham City University, Daniel moved to California to develop software for startups and big business. He became interested in entomophagy after researching agricultural automation... Read More →
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Harman Singh Johar

FounderWorld EntoKnown as the Bug Guy, Harman Singh Johar is an entrepreneur with a passion for exotic cuisine and travel. Heavily influenced by the food insecurities that he was exposed to while traveling through India, he had the importance of food ingrained in him at a young a... Read More →
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Megan Miller

FounderBitty FoodsMegan is an avid foodie and fitness enthusiast who has been fascinated by bugs since the last 17-year cicada invasion during her childhood in Baltimore, Maryland. Her mentor and favorite professor at the University of Maryland was entomologist Dr. John Hellman, who... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Radisson Town Lake, Riverside Ballroom

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