Green Sense Radio

Food waste solutions/Insects as sustainable animal feed

May 11, 2018

A new report on food waste continues to show the shocking reality of the problem: Americans waste 915 pounds of food per person every year. The report also finds that the largest share of food loss and waste in North America, occurs at the consumer level. To help us understand some solutions to the problem, we’re joined by David Donaldson with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation which came out with the report.   

Insects could be a sustainable, protein-rich food source  for humans. Because it doesn’t sound appetizing to many, the biggest challenge seems to be getting humans to want to eat bugs!   But what about getting the animals we eat to eat insects?  That’s what they do at Enterra located in British Columbia, Canada. We’re joined by Victoria Leung who’s in charge of marketing & operations.