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Hacking meat

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  • 1. Hacking Meat: Why Insects Are the Future of Food An array of high-protein foods made with cricket flour!
  • 2. Hacking Meat: Why Insects Are the Future of Food By Chirp founders Megan Miller and John Heylin www.chirpfarms.com
  • 3. Why Eat Bugs?
  • 4. Supplies Are Totally Inadequate
  • 5. 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
  • 6. We Have The Answer
  • 7. Incredible Feed-to-Meat Conversion
  • 8. Healthy Nutritional Makeup
  • 9. Consumers prefer a ground insect based flour or powder Market Research
  • 10. Consumers willing to eat crickets in both sweet and savory form Market Research
  • 11. 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
  • 12. FDA OK
  • 13. $40 Billion Market Sources: Mintel - Nutrition and Energy Bars, Packaged Facts - Kids Food & Beverage,, IBISWorld - Snack Food Production in the US
  • 14. Entomophagy Startups!

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