By 2050 the world is projected to have 9 billion people and although there is enough food to feed the current population, there are significant discrepancies in the allocation of food and resources throughout the globe. Thus, in order to facilitate the rapid global growth, new ideas in sustainability and feeding systems need to be researched and trialled so that everyone can have access to nutritionally dense food that enables them to lead their lives to their fullest potential. This is where Kokoro comes in! By exploring the option of insects as a protein source, we hope to increase access to them for consumption by the public, thus promoting the growth of sustainable and nutritious food options!
We are a diverse team of students from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. We come from a diverse range of disciplines and were brought together through our passion for addressing global issues. Hence, we've ended up here! We care deeply about the planet and the people who call it home so we are looking for ways to better the world we share with others. Sustainability and food insecurity worldwide are a major issues we face as a society and ones we want to see transformed in our lifetime, which is why we have devoted our free time to researching and exploring the sustainable food of the future -- insects!