- This event has passed.
Virtual Earth Month – WUNDERgrubs Feature
April 20, 2020
As a part of Emory’s #VirtualEarthMonth, we are highlighting organizations who were planning to participate in Emory’s on-campus Earth Festival this year. Learn more about these #EarthMonthLeaders throughout April.
Atlanta is a culturally dense, but physically sparse city with evolving cultural traditions and dietary needs. WUNDERgrubs seeks to provide a sustainable and economically feasible source of edible insect protein for this evolving community. They also aim to integrate technology with agricultural production of edible insects to provide income generation for these communities through education and training opportunities.
Unsustainable agricultural practices have led to an annual global loss of 75 billion tons of soil through erosion and degradation at a cost of around $400 billion per year. Whereas, insects are an abundant and healthy source of protein much more efficient to produce, plus offer a range of business opportunities.
For WUNDERgrubs the solution is simple – maximum protein, minimum resources. WUNDERgrubs integrates technology to farm and harvest grubs as an accessible source of protein for human consumption and animal feed, plus as a compost agent to produce fertilizer.
Engage with WUNDERgrubs!
1. Check out this Good Read on How to Protect & Promote Impact or Social Enterprises To Further Local Innovation and Community Impact – Article: State and Local Governments and Impact Investment http://ow.ly/9W1y50zjmpd
2. Start Composting today! Learn more at http://ow.ly/PHGp50zjmpe
3. Send a half-dozen WUNDERgrubs chocolate chip cookies + a mask to a healthcare or food advocate workers or vulnerable community member today!