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Will Americans Ever Eat Insects for Food? Startups Say, ‘Yes, We Will!’

Aspire co-founder and COO Gabe Mott is a neuroscientist who never imagined he would be a cricket farmer. He is also a vegetarian, but he makes an exception for insects because he believes they are ethical, sustainable, and “a reasonable distribution of food.”   He absolutely gushed over the succulent calamari-texture and sweetness of the palm weevil his company supports in Ghana. 

Published on : 29 Mar 2016

5 Compelling Reasons You Should Eat More Insects (Especially Crickets)

The very thought of eating insects grosses people out. The image of a creepy, crawly, bug working its way down your windpipe doesn’t exactly conjure up feelings of the contentment we feel with other foods. But why not? How is it that a cow, pig, chicken, or fish seem more appetizing than other creatures? In other cultures who don’t have the “luxury” of consuming conventional sources of protein regularly, insects are a perfectly legitimate choice. In fact, 2 billion people worldwide eat insects regularly as a food source, and North America is JUST starting to catch on.

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Entomophagy: Can you swallow this food trend?

Would you rather miss a PB by a single second, or eat a grasshopper? Runners who are competitive enough would probably strongly consider the grasshopper in this moment… being grossed out is temporary, but pride is forever, right? Eating insects isn’t new. Including bugs are a main food ingredient (the technical term is entomophagy) is however becoming more trendy.

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Desautels students head to 2015 Hult Prize regionals

On March 13-14, McGill students Amanda Chalupa (MSc in Social & Transcultural Psychiatry), Alyssa Wiseman (MBA-Law), Attiya Hirji (BA in International Development), Lida Faridian (MBA) and Vivien Leung (Law), also known as team MILA, are headed to San Francisco to vie for the US$1 million Hult Prize to launch their social program.

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

HULT PRIZE ONE MILLION DOLLAR START-UP CHALLENGE

Registrations are now open for the 2015 Hult Prize at McGill  Will you be the next winner of $1 Million? This year's President's Challenge will tackle Early Childhood Education. The Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill is proud to host a Campus Event which is part of the world's largest and most influential community! The best fact? We are all here to help you! 

Published on : 23 Oct 2014

Everything you Need to Know About Eating Insects

With a growing world population and diminishing resources, we explore the sustainable option of edible insects. What do you think about entomphagy? Tell us about it! Watch the video.

Published on : 02 Oct 2014

Tepung Jangkrik yang Tinggi Protein Enak Diolah Jadi Cookies dan Cake

Tahun lalu, tim mahasiswa MBA dari McGill University Kanada memenangkan $1 juta (Rp 11,8 miliar) dari kompetisi Hult Prize. Mereka berhasil menciptakan 'power flour', yakni tepung lokal (gandum, jagung, singkong, dll) yang dicampur tepung serangga lokal.Read the full article (in Indonesian): detikFood

Published on : 08 Sep 2014

7 Reasons The World Isn't Totally Screwed Right Now

If you've turned on the news lately, you may have gotten the sense that the world is falling apart. From rising body counts in Gaza and Israel to a plane getting shot down in Ukraine to increasing violence in Nigeria and Syria, it can often seem like a never-ending stream of grim realities.

Published on : 08 Aug 2014

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 on : 31 Jul 2014

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 on : 25 Jun 2014

Canada’s partnership opportunity

Canada has excellent universities: for example, our share of highly cited publications is nearly 10 times our share of the world population. We also have great companies, and according to a 2014 Bloomberg ranking, Canada is the second-best country in the world in which to do business. Over the last 15 years, our governments have put in place many new investments in research and development, as well as innovation-friendly policies.

Published on : 25 Jun 2014

Peneliti Kanada Berharap Serangga dapat Atasi Masalah Pangan Global

Berkurangnya pasokan makanan dunia sempat membuat PBB tahun lalu memromosikan hidangan dari seranggayang kaya nutrisi, tinggi protein, rendah lemak dan mudah didapatkan. Selain itu dalam konferensi 'Serangga sebagai Pangan Dunia' baru-baru ini, para ahli pangan juga mensosialisasi serangga sebagai pangan ramah lingkungan. 

Published on : 12 Jun 2014

Ottawa researcher hopes bugs can address global food insecurity

Gabe Mott is spending the summer in Mexico, where the company he's part of is trying to figure out how to industrialize the production of insects — or micro-livestock — to address global food insecurity.

Published on : 11 Jun 2014

Christine Lagarde, Joe Oliver, Christian Noyer, Lawrence H. Summers, Jean-Claude Trichet, Philippe Couillard and Several other Political and Economic Leaders to Open the 20th Conference of Montreal

Organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, the 20th edition of the Conference of Montreal will begin on June 9, 2014, under the theme of “Economy, Governance and Pension“.

Published on : 04 Jun 2014