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Mohammed Ashour

Insect burgers could be the future

Palm weevils. To look at, these tiny bugs are relatively unassuming, perhaps even slightly creepy to the insect-adverse. To Mohammed Ashour, however, they are the solution to many of the ills facing the developing world. The humble palm weevil could potentially eradicate world hunger and malnutrition, it could lift whole communities out of poverty, and bring down global C02 levels. For a creature measuring just a few inches in length, that's a lot of power.

Published: 8Aug2014

Can a palm weevil cure world hunger?

Every week, Inside Africa takes its viewers on a journey across Africa, exploring the true diversity and depth of different cultures, countries and regions.

Published: 31Jul2014

Are Bugs the Secret Weapon to Fighting World Hunger?

Mohammed Ashour has an idea he is certain will help the world’s millions of impoverished, ill-nourished slum dwellers. It’s simple: Feed them bugs.

Published: 15Jul2014

Feeling entrepreneurial?

“People used to take a traits-based approach to defining entrepreneurs: they are risk-takers, for instance,” says Greg Vit, BCom’80, director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “But that characterization has been challenged by a more recent approach that suggests you can create the underlying conditions to help entrepreneurs emerge.”

Published: 25Jun2014

Canadian startup banks on bugs as ‘the new sushi’

Mohammed Ashour dreams of a world where gourmet grasshoppers are devoured by urban professionals, where savoury palm weevils are slurped back as delicacies.

Published: 6Jun2014