Hargol FoodTech interviewed for Alltech

Editor’s note: An excerpt of this interview appeared in the Lane Report. 

Hargol: A stroke of genius and grasshoppers

Hargol FoodTech is one of the top 10 agri-tech startups selected to be part of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator program. … Dror Tamir presented at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) as part of a special pitch fest by the top 10 agri-tech startups selected for the Pearse Lyons Accelerator program.

The following is an edited transcript of Tom Martin’s interview with Dror Tamir, co-founder and CEO of Hargol.

Tom:   Selected from more than 180 applicants, Hargol FoodTech of Israel is among the 10innovative food and agriculture ventures around the world brought to Lexington to make its case for investment. Co-founder and CEO Dror Tamir is among presenters in The Pearse Lyons Accelerator program — his latest stop in what has been an enormously successful whirlwind world quest.  Hargol … is in the grasshopper business. Dror, thank you for joining us.
Dror:  You’re welcome. Happy to be here.
Tom:  We’re pleased you’re here, especially given all the traveling that you’ve been doing. We’ll get into that in just a moment because it’s very interesting. But first, I have to ask, edible grasshoppers. Do tell.
Dror:  Yes. Well, I can start with the story about the expected increase in global demand of protein. It is expected to double by 2050. And we all know that existing protein sources have their limitations. So the demand for alternative, high-quality protein will skyrocket. That’s one story.

Read or listen to the full interview on Alltech or SoundCloud.


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