September 2021

Insectta, a Singapore startup, is using insects to turn trash into treasure

But she’s no ordinary farmer, and these aren’t ordinary animals. Chua and her partner, Phua Jun Wei, founded startup Insectta in 2017. They are battling Singapore’s food waste crisis with the help of an unlikely ally: the black soldier fly larva.  “The concept behind Insectta is that nothing goes to waste,” said Chua. “Waste can be reimagined as a resource if we change how we think about our production methods, and how we deal with waste.” In 2020, Singapore generated 665,000 metric tons of food waste — only 19% of which was recycled. Chua said the company feeds the black…


Kerry warns nations are running out of time to decarbonize and challenges China to move away from coal

“I have no doubt that wealthiest nations ultimately will get to a zero carbon or net (zero) carbon economy,” Kerry said. “But I’m not convinced — not at all — that we will get there in time to avoid profoundly disturbing fundamental transformation in the nature of our planet, and the capacity of tens of millions, hundreds of millions of people to be able to survive.” Kerry delivered his remarks, which event organizers said were recorded last week, virtually at a US-Japan Council event alongside Japan’s Minister of the Environment Shinjirō Koizumi. Kerry spent Tuesday in Japan, where he met…


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