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Sean McDonald

President, Bitwater Farms​

Sean McDonald is solving a global human problem – sustainable access to protein – one cricket at a time. In agriculture today, entire crops are devastated by drought, while mountains of food waste go to landfills. Crickets consume so little water that Bitwater Farms is growing them in the worst parts of drought-stricken central California, putting high-quality protein into the supply chain at an industrial scale.

The company is transforming insect rearing from small operations to a global industry that is “billions of gallons” more efficient than current solutions.