Dr. Greg Wanger, Founder & CEO, Oberland Agriscience Inc.
With a Ph.D. in Geology and Environmental Microbiology, Dr. Wanger is an experienced research scientist. In 2016, Greg and his family relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Shortly after, Dr. Wanger founded Oberland Agriscience Inc. out of his desire to address the escalating global protein shortage. Combining a life-long passion for science and innovation with environmental activism, Dr. Wanger and his team are optimizing the Black Soldier Fly to produce a premium, nutrient-rich, reliable protein for inclusion in aquafeed, pet food, and livestock feed. By upcycling Nova Scotia’s pre-consumer organic waste – such as spent brewery grains and food production wastes – Oberland Agriscience is on track to produce a dependable protein source on an industrial scale using less land, less water, and producing lower carbon emissions than conventional protein sources, thereby enabling a resilient, food-secure future.