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  • Hacking Meat: Why Insects Are the Future of Food An array of high-protein foods made with cricket flour!
  • Hacking Meat: Why Insects Are the Future of Food By Chirp founders Megan Miller and John Heylin www.chirpfarms.com
  • Why Eat Bugs?
  • Supplies Are Totally Inadequate
  • Livestock Are Killing The Planet = • 18% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Cover 30% of the Earth's land • 1/3 crops fed to livestock • 8% of global water use Source: Durst, P., Johnson, D., Leslie, R., Shono, K. (2010). Forest Insects as Food: Humans Bite Back. United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. Retrieved from www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1380e/i1380e00.pdf
  • We Have The Answer
  • Incredible Feed-to-Meat Conversion
  • Healthy Nutritional Makeup
  • Consumers prefer a ground insect based flour or powder Market Research
  • Consumers willing to eat crickets in both sweet and savory form Market Research
  • Consumers are willing to pay for a delicious, nutritious food that contains insects Market Research ”Oh, This is divine" ~ Janet "This is really good! Where can I buy it?" ~ Leila "I would totally add this to my [energy] bar rotation!" ~ Greg
  • FDA OK
  • $40 Billion Market Sources: Mintel - Nutrition and Energy Bars, Packaged Facts - Kids Food & Beverage,, IBISWorld - Snack Food Production in the US
  • Entomophagy Startups!