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Dr. Robert W. Longair has over forty years experience studying insect behaviour, ecology and diversity including field research in Canada, the western United States, West Africa and Belize. He is particularly interested in the behaviour of solitary and social wasps, though he concentrates on solitary species, which are less likely to sting him. He has worked on surveys of insect biodiversity in Provincial and National Parks in Alberta and British Columbia in western Canada. Rob teaches in several courses in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary, including entomology, animal behaviour, a field course in Insect Biodiversity in the Rocky Mountains near Calgary and Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation courses in Ghana and Belize.


Jarrod Goldin started many health related ventures through the years, as well as a successful private practice before selling his business interests in order to go full time into starting an insect farm and processing business. In 2014 he joined brothers Darren and Ryan, who have 10 years’ experience farming insects with their business Reptile Feeders, to start Entomo Farms.  Entomo farms is North America’s first and largest insect farm dedicated to raising insects, specifically for human consumption and produces insect protein as a viable option to global food crises.  Insects are packed with not only protein but so many rich vitamins, minerals and fibre to name a few, all with an incredibly sustainable carbon footprint. It is a perfect solution for those interested in a lifestyle of health and sustainability