Olympia Yarger farms maggots. And crickets. And mealworms. Her company, Goterra, is using technology to create a new and protein-focused farming industry...based on insects!
Olympia is quick to explain she's an agriculture company using technology, not a technology company focused on agriculture. Drawing on her farming background, she's committed to building out a supply chain- and industry- for insect farming in Australia.
In this episode, Olympia takes us through:
- Who eats insects and why, and the differences between crickets, mealworms, and black soldier flies
- The challenges ahead for building an insect protein industry, such as transparency, managing the perception of insects, regulations, and developing a supply chain
- Why Australia is a great place to farm bugs
- What it's like to talk to farmers, government, and investors about bugs