Beta Hatch-Insect Entrepreneurs
October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Barn Event: Beta Hatch – Insect Entrepreneurs
Thursday, October 28th 7:00PM-8:30PM @ WRI Red Barn
Join us to learn about our valley’s very own mealworm hatchery, combating our problem of food production and waste! By 2050, the world will need to feed 10 billion people. Today, 30% of crops feed meat, meaning feed production competes with food production. Beta Hatch is industrializing insect agriculture here in the Wenatchee Valley to solve these problems. Mealworms, we like to say, are a super bug, digesting waste that ordinarily has low or no value. Our insect-protein production platform converts mealworms and their waste into high-value proteins, oils, and nutrients for agriculture. The opening of our flagship facility in Cashmere, WA marks the establishment of North America’s largest mealworm hatchery, producing insect protein and organic insect manure (frass).