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Circular Food

Circular Food with Kat Heinrich
January 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am UTC Timezone

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Meat consumption is increasing worldwide. Conventional animal feed products like soya have huge environmental impacts, contributing to climate change and deforestation. Converting surplus food into animal feed offers a sustainable alternative.

In this webinar we will hear from Karen Luyckx (Head of Research, Feedback) and Olympia Yarger (Founder, Goterra) who will share their expertise on this subject. Join us to learn about the benefits, risks, practical applications and challenges of turning surplus food into animal feed.


Olympia Yarger, Founder and CEO, Goterra

Olympia is a farmer, innovator and a leader in insect farming in Australia. She’s the Founder and CEO of insect farm Goterra, a company that manages food waste and creates livestock feed, using robotic, modular insect farms. She’s also the founding Director and Chair of the Insect Protein Association of Australia. A species of fly discovered in the Daintree rainforest in 2018 was named Hermetia Olympiae in honour of her work in building the insect farming industry in Australia.

Karen Luyckx, Head of Research, Feedback 

Karen is Head of Research at Feedback, a UK-based campaign group working to regenerate nature by transforming our food system. Karen leads Feedback’s investigative work on the environmental impact of conventional animal feed, such as soya. fish meal and fish oil, and alternatives, such as heat-treated surplus food. Karen has just finished a four-year research project in coordination with the University of Wageningen on the safety and environmental aspects of using surplus food in pig feed; a proposal now back on the table with policy-makers. In addition, Karen supports colleagues in ensuring Feedback campaigns are underpinned with the latest available scientific research.


Kat Heinrich, Rawtec

Kat Heinrich is a food waste specialist in Australia and winner of the 2017 GISA Women in Waste Leadership Award. She works as an associate consultant at Rawtec, advising businesses and governments on how to reduce waste and improve resource management. Kat recently completed a study tour in the US and Europe investigating best-practice food waste initiatives. Her research and case studies are available at

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