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Aspire Supports New Research Chair in Edible Insects at Université Laval

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Aspire Supports New Research Chair in Edible Insects at Université Laval 

Aspire is pleased to support the advancement of insect agriculture through its sponsorship of the Educational Leadership Chair in the Production and Primary Processing of Edible Insects at Université Laval

 

LONDON, ON, Jun. 09, 2022 – Today the Université Laval announced a new Chair in the Production and Primary Processing of Edible Insects. The Chair will be held by Marie-Hélène Deschamps, a professor at Université Laval’s Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences. 

Aspire welcomes the expertise of Professor Deschamps and her colleagues and their efforts to educate and train a new cadre of agricultural specialists. Aspire joins in these efforts to optimize the growth and harvesting of an underutilized natural resource to meet global demand for sustainable ingredients and materials. 

Education was at the heart of Aspire’s entry into insect farming and has been key to the Company’s investments in the innovation required to unlock the potential of insects through the power of technology. 

The new Chair will attract students with an interest in sustainable farming, better-for-all nutrition, and precision agriculture. 

Aspire is joined by several industry and government organizations as sponsors of the new Chair. Aspire would add its thanks to each of these organizations for their support. 

"A growing population and increasing demand for food and material requires sustainable, scalable solutions," said Mohammed Ashour, CEO, Aspire. "We wish the new Chair great success.”

 

About Aspire

Aspire, dubbed by the United Nations FAO as "an idea whose time has come" is pioneering a modular protein production system intended to be deployed globally. 

The state-of-the-art facility in London is the world's largest, fully automated cricket production and processing facility, leveraging technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics, and automated storage and retrieval (ASRS). 

Aspire is a world leader in the field of precision insect farming, optimizing the growth and harvesting of an underutilized natural resource to meet global demand for sustainable ingredients and materials. Aspire has pioneered the world's lowest-cost, highest-density, and most ethical automated food-grade protein production system. Crickets are an all-natural, sustainable, superfood ingredient nutritionally on par with, or superior to, livestock, cell-cultured, and plant-based alternatives. Aspire is a Canadian company with operations in London, Ontario, and in Austin, Texas. 

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https://www.ulaval.ca/en/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/press-releases-2022/using-edible-insects-to-combat-food-waste

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Media Contact Aspire: 

Simone Traverse, Media Relations

Tel: 1-512-790-4623, Email: simone.traverse@aspirefg.com / info@aspirefg.com

About Aspire

For everyone at Aspire, our long-term vision is to celebrate, innovate, and advance responsible farming and healthy eating of insects. We will continue to research and invest in sustainable insect farming practices to bring this protein alternative to market.