New Hope: Mad Agriculture repurposes waste to provide sustainable animal feed

The destruction of an ecosystem is something Philip Taylor has seen firsthand. The Maryland native’s state was once home to blueback herring, but the once-abundant fish no longer occupies the waters.

At the FoodBytes! Boulder Pitch-Slam competition in October, Taylor, an ecology researcher at the University of Colorado, shared a revolutionary idea. His company, Mad Agriculture, took home the Judge’s Choice Award. His plan? To use insect protein to restore the ecosystems that are being destroyed.