Insects Fighting Hunger

2013 Hult Prize winners propose insects to fight food access issues


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McGill University Montreal Quebec
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About the project Edit

This year the Hult Prize focused on fighting food scarcity issues. A wide range of solutions were proposed but in the end, the one that was chosen is an initiative proposed by a team of students from McGill University. The team proposed farming insects to fight hunger issues. Currently, insects are a seasonal dish and are hand picked in the regions that eat them. Implementing a farming model will help to increase the availability of this invaluable source of protein to slum dwellers all over the world.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Using an already consumed source of protein and scaling up its availability is a great way to reduce food shortages and increase access to this cheap, nutritious source of nourishment

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Reducing hunger and increasing access to affordable, nutritious options in a sustainable manner can only be good! Insects are micro-livestock and don't take up much space to farm compared to traditional livestock.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

This project could be implemented anywhere in the world that is open to the idea of eating insects

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

Call for submissions by the Holt Prize as well as the growing issues of malnutrition, food shortages, and hunger around the world.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

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