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Cricket protein may be the answer


SHAYNA: FORTUNATELY, SOLUTIONS
TO BOTH PROBLEMS ARE ALREADY
EMERGING, SAYS TED, THROUGHOUT
NEW ENGLAND. TED: FARM TO TABLE, LOCALLY
SOURCED. FOOD BUZZ TERMS BUT THEY DO
SIGNIFY A TREND. CONSERUMS SEEM TO CARE MORE THAN
EVER ABOUT WHERE THE IRFOOD
COMES FROM AND HOW IT IMPACTS
THE ENVIRONMENT.>>THE FOOD SYSMTE IS PRESENTLY
SUFFERING BECAUSE OF EXACTLY
THAT. WE’VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENED WITH
THE DROUGHT, WHAT’S HAPPENED IN
EUROPE. THEY’VE LOST MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF
CROPS. HERE IN THE U.S. I’M ENCOURAGED
BY HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE MODIFYING
THEIR EATING HABITS.>>AMDA IS C.E.O. AND FOUNDER OF
CHEW.>>YOU’RE A FOOD INNOVATION LAB. WE’RE INVENTING AND REINVENTING
THEOO FD SYSTEM. MAKING IT FOR DELICIOUS, KNEW
ILLITRON, PROFITABLE AND
SCALEABLE BUT AVAILABLE TO THE
MASSES. TED: THE LASTAR PT IS KEY,
AFTER NEARLY TWO DECADESS A A
CHEF IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST
RESTAURANTS. HE SAYS HE GOT TIRED OF MAKING
GOOD FOOD JUST FOR THEEALT WHY. ATTAOCHU, SCIENTISTS AND CHEFS
WORK SIDE BY SIDE TO HELP FOOD
COMPANIES MAKE FOOD SUSTAIN BLI,
MAKI ANG SNACK WITH LESS SUGAR
BUT JUST AS TASTY OR WITH MORE
NUTRIENTS. EVERYTHING HERE IS TOP SECRET,
DON’T YOU KWNO BUT THEY DID
SHARE DETAILS OF ONE RECIPE.>>WE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO WORK
ON A SPECIFIC PROJECT DESIGDNE
FOR INDIA WHERE WE PACKED THESE
PRODUCTS FULL OF SO MUCH
NUTRITION THAT THRGH CLINICALS
WERE COUERNT ACTING THE AFFECTS OCCUR. N>>EWT RENT PACKED SNACKS COULD
BE BENEFICIAL AND POSSIBLY
NECESSARY IN THE FUTURE GIVEN
THE WORLD’S EXPLONGDI
POPULATION. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 7.2 BILLION
PEOPLE O NTHE PLANET. NINE BILLION EXPECTED BY 2050.>>HOW ARE THOSE PEOPLE GOING TO
BE FED
TED: ALBERT IS ON A MISSION TO
ANSWER THAT QUESTION. HE’S A FOOD SNYUNTIST AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND.>>WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO,
CHOP DOWN THE REST OF THE
AMAZON? IDEA, SO WE HAVE TO WORK ON
TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL IMPRE
AGRICULTURE, FOOD, STEANT
SUSTAINABILITY. TED: HE BELIEVES A TECHNOLOGY
CALL CRISPER, A TOOL FOR
EDITING GENOMES, COULD BEHE T
ANSWER.>>WE CAN CUT, PASTE, DELE,ET
INSERT, JUST LIKE YOUR COMPUTER
PROGMRA ACCE — EXCEPT IT’S
ISTH ALLOWS US TO TAKING CHANGES
THAT ARE VERY SMALL AND USING IT
AS AN ADVANCED BREEDING TOOL. YOU WANT TO CHANGE A TITRA THAT
WOULD MAKE A PLANT MORE DROUGHT
TED: HE’S USING CRISPER TO.COM
SOUR GUM CAN BE GROUND INTO
FLOUR AND IS ONE OF THE KNOST
WORLD.>>WE HAVE INVESTIGATED
CONTROLLING MALE AND FEMALE
DEVELOPMENT IN PLANTS. THIS WILL ALLOW US TO ME
HYBRIDS. THIS INCREASES YIELD AND BASIC
PLANT HEALTH. TED: STRONGER PLANTS MAY HELP
FIELD A GRONGWI POPULATION BUT
IT’S NOT ENOUGH. ANIMAL MT PRODUCTION,
ESPECIALLY PROTEIN-PACKED BEACH,
IS UNSUSTAINABLE. WHAT THE HUMANS COULD GET THE
SOMEWHERE EE?LS
>>A TREND TOWARDS ALTERNATE
DIETS IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE
POPULAR AS WE SEE THE IMPACTS
WE’RE HAVING ON OUR ENVIRONMENT. TED: 2,000 A GALLONS OF WATER
ARE RETIRED TO PRODUCE ONE POUND
OF BEACH. WERE — FOR ONE PNDOU OF CRICKET
PROTEIN JUST ONE GALLON OF WATER
IS NEEDED. KATHERINE, A SCIENTIST AT ABOVE. UNIVERSITY, STUDIES BUGS AND
EATS THEM.>>THEY ARE DELICIOUS. ON A PER GRAM BASIS OF PROTEIN,
INSECTS DELIVER AIG B PUNCH. THEY’RE HIGH IN PROTEIN AND HIGH
IMPORTANT DIARY COMPONENT.>>AND BUGS, ARE GETTING LESS
BUGGY LOOKING? THERAREE BUGS IN THESE CHIPS OR
CLIPPERS, AS THEY’RE CALLED,
MADE FROM CRICKETS. THEY HAVE INVENTED BYWO T
HARVARD ROOMMATES. ONE OF THE CO-FOUNDERS SPOKE TO
US.>>WE SEE THIS AS THE BEGINNING. WE CAN USE INSECTS TO REPLACE
ALL SORTS OF UNSUSTAINABLE PRO
TEENAGERS. WE’RE IMAGINING ORGANIZING A
BUG BURGER. D:TE ANTHONY AND I WILL START
WITH JUST CHIRPS FOR NOW.>>I’M GETTING A LITTLE BARBECUE
FLAVOR, NOT A LOT OF CONTRIBUTE.>>IT’S FAIR TO SAY, RIGHT? IFOU D YIDN’T KNOW, IF SOMEONE
HANDED YOU ONE OF THESE AND YOU
TASTES

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