Explore the Circular Economy

Flies: The unexpected answer to the food crisis

Episode Summary

Can insect farming reduce the stress on fish stocks across the Southern Hemisphere? How do you even get 8.4 billion flies to live together and operate in a way that makes it easy to capture their larvae? Described by Forbes magazine as 'Lord of the Flies’, Jason Drew is an innovator and serial entrepreneur. Before becoming CEO of AgriProtein – a company he co-founded in 2009 – Jason held leadership roles in several international businesses, including General Electric, BUPA and Egg. In this conversation, he and the Foundation's Joe Iles explore how Agriprotein's plant replicate a natural process, replace the need for much of the fishing that happens today, and create a product that can help to regenerate our soils.