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See Inside Canberra's One and Only Insect Farm – the future of waste management and protein production

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  • Goterra
    12 Arnott Street, Hume ACT 2620, Australia

As part of National Science Week and Served With a Side of Science: A Canberra Food Festival, we will open our doors on Saturday 14 August - with tours at 12pm, 1.15pm and 2.30pm.

You will see how Goterra's modular, automated waste infrastructure manages maggots to consume food waste, converting it into sustainable protein and fertiliser.

Food waste is the single largest material going into landfill in the world. It's estimated the cost of food waste across Asia and Australia is $320bn per year. Goterra has designed and built technology that gives food waste new value as part of the circular economy.

You will learn about both the technical and biological aspects of why this is the most sustainable way to manage food waste.

We look forward to welcoming you.

COVID-19 Protocols and Safety

Please do not attend if any of the following apply:

  • you have been, or believe that you may have been, in contact with someone who has been confirmed as having tested positive for COVID
  • you returned from overseas or from NSW in the past 14 days
  • you have recently been in an identified COVID hotspot location on dates specified by a health authority.
  • you are experiencing a fever, shortness of breath, cough or sore throat.

Flat footwear and closed toe shoes are a must for the site visit.

Appropriate PPE will be provided.

Allergies: Insects can cause the same allergic reaction as shellfish. Individuals who are allergic to shellfish are advised to not attend a site visit.