Hargol FoodTech interviewed in AgWired

Feeding the World With Grasshopper Protein

by Lizzy Schultz, AgWired (25 May 2017)

When Dror Tamir founded Hargol Food Tech, he named it after the Hebrew word for grasshopper, and that isn’t a coincidence. The company, which develops solutions to combat global malnutrition and food insecurity, is pioneering the production and processing of grasshopper-based protein sources. Tamir sat down with our Jamie Johansen during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to discuss his unique approach to achieving global food security and highlight the presentation he gave during the event as part of his involvement with the Pearse Lyons Accelerator Program.

Tamir explained that the vision for Hargol came to life upon learning that the global demand for protein is increasing rapidly, with estimates that the demand could double by 2050. Grasshoppers, he believes, can help meet the growing demand without the environmental and nutritional limitations facing the animal and plant-based protein sources that are common in traditional western diets. Read the full interview on AgWired.

Hargol CEO Dror Tamir (right) accepts the StarTau TLV Startup Challenge prize from the Uruguayan Minister of Agriculture.

Hargol CEO Dror Tamir (right) accepts 1st place in the TLV Startup Challenge from the Uruguayan Minister of Agriculture.

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