Flour Made From Insects Will Feed Underfed Populations


Locutus
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A team of MBA students were the recipients of the 2013 Hult Prize earlier this week, providing them with $1 million in seed money to produce an insect-based, protein-rich flour for feeding malnourished populations in other countries. The product is called Power Flour.

"It's a huge deal because we had a very ambitious but highly executable five-year plan in place," said team captain Mohammed Ashour, whose team hails from McGill University in Montreal. "So winning this prize is a great step in that direction."

Ashour, along with teammates Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein, Zev Thompson and Gabe Mott, will be immediately working with an advisory board to recruit farmers and workers in Mexico, where a population of roughly 4 million live in slum conditions with widespread malnutrition.

"We will be starting with grasshoppers," Ashour said.

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Flour Made From Insects Will Feed Underfed Populations - ABC News (external - login to view)
 
petros
#2
The last one posted used crickets.
 
Blackleaf
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I've got two ribbons of flypaper hanging up in my home, one in the living room and one in the kitchen. Both are now covered with the corpses of bluebottles and daddy longlegs that struggled for days to get free before succumbing.

I'm willing to sell all the corpses for good money to those students to make flour with.

50 for each fly will do nicely.

As for the flypaper, I'm willing to sell that to a Victorian woman, who wants to boil it down and use the arsenic to murder her husband with, or vice versa.
Last edited by Blackleaf; Sep 30th, 2013 at 10:05 AM..
 
Johnnny
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#4
Chapulinie flour hmmm mmmh ........

The mexicans are going to love that ****, ive seen zapotecs eat them ****ing things right on the spot.....
 
Blackleaf
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

Chapulinie flour hmmm mmmh ........

The mexicans are going to love that ****, ive seen zapotecs eat them ****ing things right on the spot.....

Yeah, they eat anything those Mexicans. A bit like the Chinese. And the French. As long as it's got legs, they eat it.
 
skookumchuck
#6
Why are these wonderful solutions not invented by those with the need?
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by skookumchuckView Post

Why are these wonderful solutions not invented by those with the need?

because they are stuck in the routine of surviving...... While us in our society have enough of the excess's to do stuff like rock climbing, cry about the multiplayer on a video game, and oh yea help other people
 
skookumchuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

because they are stuck in the routine of surviving...... While us in our society have enough of the excess's to do stuff like rock climbing, cry about the multiplayer on a video game, and oh yea help other people

How did we get that way? Win a lottery?
 
karrie
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

because they are stuck in the routine of surviving...... While us in our society have enough of the excess's to do stuff like rock climbing, cry about the multiplayer on a video game, and oh yea help other people


*standing applause*
 
Johnnny
#10
In mexicos case we didnt have a ****ed up history of revolutions after colonialism... So in ours to theirs case, id say because we have more stable government
 
darkbeaver
#11
Stable, you mean a place you find horse ****?
 
skookumchuck
#12
Making excuses for losers has not worked for several thousand years, but keep trying, it is amusing.
 
karrie
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

In mexicos case we didnt have a ****ed up history of revolutions after colonialism... So in ours to theirs case, id say because we have more stable government

stability, temperate climate, low population density... we've got a lot going for us. A lot of people don't realize we've basically won the lottery by being lucky enough to be born here.
 
petros
#14
I'm more into eating mite type creatures. Dungeness being one of them.
 
spaminator
#15
I wonder what kinds of insects and how many insects come with regular flour?
 

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