Award-Winning Project Imagines Insects Will Solve Urban Hunger

A team of Canadian MBA students has won $1 million to alleviate urban hunger with insect-based foods, reports Mary Jander.

"In New York City this week, five post-graduate entrepreneurs from McGill University in Montreal were awarded the prestigious Hult Prize in a ceremony led by former US President Bill Clinton, who served as a judge for the competition."

"President Clinton also originated the challenge topic on behalf of the Clinton Global Initiative, which has a partnership with the Hult Prize for the annual competition. This year, teams were challenged to 'create a social enterprise that will secure food for undernourished communities and particularly for those 200 million people that live in urban slums.'"

"Aspire is working with design engineers, [team member Gabe] Mott says, to create models for farming insects in large units, even replacing large livestock in some areas."

Full Story: Insects Will Solve Urban Hunger

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