Skye Blackburn - Founder, Educator, Activist
Today’s episode focuses on a very interesting and innovative person. Skye Blackburn is the founder on the “Edible Bug Shop”, one of the first companies in Australia to make their products out of invisible insect protein.
Skye talks about her love of bugs throughout her childhood and how it lead her studying entomology and food science at university. This, combined with a trip to Thailand, gave her the idea of creating food out of bugs and investigating the nutritional benefits behind it.
She also discusses the impact of how the educational program part of her business is starting to change the perception of eating insect protein in children from a young age. She also explains during the pandemic, thousands of schools have been signing up for online educational programs for the children to learn about and sample this source of protein.
Skye also gives her best tips on successfully growing her business and talks about time management and how to stay organised. She also talks about the struggles of running a business while having a family and children and how it’s viewed by other people.
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