President, Entomo Farms
Jarrod Goldin and his brothers founded Entomo Farms to provide a nutritious alternative protein with a lower carbon and water footprint than traditional meat sources. They’ve grown the company into North America’s largest farm raising crickets and mealworms for human consumption, supplying cricket ingredients to over 50 food companies worldwide, educating consumers and converting thousands into “geoentomarians” who include insects in their diet, while gaining acceptance for a new category of sustainable food. Compared to consumption of the same amount of beef, each pound of insect powder results in 67% lower carbon footprint and 92% lower water consumption. Even cricket waste isn’t waste – but becomes highly effective organic fertilizer!