2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Sarah Schlafly


Mighty Cricket


Sarah Schlafly is a "cereal" entrepreneur—cricket cereal, that is. Her inspiration for Mighty Cricket was born out of a problem that bugged her: the harmful effects of industrialized meat. Before founding Mighty Cricket, Sarah spent 10 years in the food industry as a chef, culinary instructor, and marketer. Featured in Forbes and Inc Magazine, Sarah gets Americans over the mental barriers of bug protein through mouthwatering presentation. 


Wednesday, May 17th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

All the Buzz: The Value of Insect Farming in Upcycling Food Waste into Animal Feed

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

For too long they’ve been a fly on the wall, but insects offer a new frontier in the sector. Given insects’ natural role as food for a number of farmed livestock species, it is worth reconsidering their role in the food waste movement. Furthermore, turning food scraps into animal feed is an affordable and preventative measure that minimizes the environmental impacts of this waste while providing livestock with safe, nutritious, and value-added fodder. The panel discussion will address the emergence and scale of these recycling measures and to determine what is needed for growth and adoption of these solutions.

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