Dubai — A pioneering entrepreneur believes insects can help improve the reputation of the palm oil industry, which has for years been accused of causing widespread deforestation, while slashing commercial farming’s voracious water use.

Patrick Crowley, founder of Chapul, the first insect protein foods company in the US, is proposing a “circular economy” for palm oil farmers so that waste and byproducts are used for farming insects on plantations...

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