Entomo Farms – The Vision for a Sustainable Future

    Entomo Farms | 2015 Recipient of the Startup Canada Sustainable Development Award

    “Let’s convert apathy to empathy and grow our global mindset to focus on the health of our planet.”

    As a Chiropractor and Chiropractic educator for over 20 years, Jarrod Goldin, Co-Founder of Entomo Farms, witnessed the impact that food can have on health.

    Society now knows that we must consider more than just the health benefits of what we eat; we also have to consider the ecological footprint of our food choices.

    After researching the many scientific studies about entomophagy, the human use of insects as food, Jarrod was inspired to learn about the incredible health and environmental benefits that insect protein provides over more traditional protein, like beef and chicken.

    Insects are packed with not only protein, but so many rich vitamins, minerals and fibre all with a more  sustainable carbon footprint. Jarrod says that this is a perfect solution for those interested in a lifestyle of health and sustainability.

    Startup News had the opportunity to sit down with Jarrod Goldin.

    SN: What is the biggest lesson you have learned to date? 

    JG: Keep believing in yourself and what you are trying to accomplish. Have both macro goals and micro goals so that you set yourself up for success to keep motivating yourself to go further. Shoot for the moon.

    SN: What advice do you have to those starting up today?

    JG: Keep your eye on the goal. Don’t lose focus or your passion. Passion is contagious, share your passion with others. Always have empirical evidence to back you up.

    SN: What is the one thing we need to do as a nation, today, to position Canada as a global innovation and entrepreneurial leader?

    JG: Keep moving forward and keep the conversations going related to disruptive technologies and disruptive industries. Through this sharing new concepts are conceived.

    SN: What is your vision for the next 150 years?

    JG: There will be a collective, global vision to help repair our planet’s resources. Eating edible insects will be a part of this vision, and will be readily available in restaurants, grocery stores and markets all over the world. Edible insects will be a staple that will be found in everyone’s home.

    SN: What is your message to the world?

    JG: Together we can accomplish great things. Let’s convert apathy to empathy and passion, and grow our global mindset to focus on the health of our planet.

    SN: How have you benefited from being a recipient of the Startup Canada Awards?

    JG: Receiving the award for excellence in sustainable development has really helped to establish us as a company that is passionate about what we do and the future health of the planet. We know what we are all about, but receiving this award helps to show others on the outside what we are all about.

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    Lindsay is a freelance journalist passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and small business. A graduate from Carleton University’s journalism program, Lindsay enjoys traveling across Canada to cover Canada’s entrepreneurship community.