Feeding the Nine Billion: Expending Food Sources; Protecting the Environment; Creating New Green Jobs; Enhancing Quality of Life[06/15/2014]


  • Jarrod Goldin, Founder, Next Millennium Farms, Ontario, Canada
  • Nicole Kilburn, Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Camosun College, British Columbia, Canada
  • Monica Martinez, Founder, Don Bugito Food Truck and Social Food Project
  • Grandfather Lee “Standing Bear” Moore, Kituwah Storyteller, Historian, and Spiritual Elder, Manataka American Indian Council.

Jarrod Goldin, Founder, Next Millennium Farms, Ontario, Canada


Nicole Kilburn, Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Camosun College,

 2Grandfather Lee “Standing Bear” Moore, Kituwah Storyteller, Historian,  and Spiritual Elder, Manataka American Indian Council, Hot Springs, Arkansas  

2Jarrod Goldin,  Founder,  Next Millennium Farms

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 2095 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’:  Jarrod Goldin,  Founder,  Next Millennium Farms, Ontario, Canada (By Skype)*;
  • Segment ‘2’:  Jarrod Goldin,  Founder,  Next Millennium Farms, Ontario, Canada (By Skype)* and Nicole Kilburn, Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Camosun College, Grand Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (By Skype)*;
  • Segment ‘3’:  Grandfather Lee “Standing Bear” Moore, Kituwah Storyteller, Historian,  and Spiritual Elder, Manataka American Indian Council, Hot Springs, Arkansas (By Skype)*;
  • Segment ‘4’:  Jarrod Goldin,  Founder,  Next Millennium Farms, Ontario, Canada (By Skype)*;
  • *Special Guest William S. Busker, Esq., Executive Vice President  – Corporate Relations, The Emerald Trek (Skype Back-Up) (In-Studio).

Jarrod Goldin is one of the Founders, along with brothers “Darren” and “Ryan”, of Next Millennium Farms (NMF), Ontario, Canada. From the beginning of time, humanity has been given the authority and the responsibility to care for the Earth in order to make it flourish.  The Goldin Brothers believe humanity has the obligation is to sustain, conserve, and perpetuate the Earth by doing its best to protect all life systems and life forms.

By 2050 the world’s population will reach over nine [9] billion people.  There is the potential for millions of this population to  be hungry.  The question is, “How will the earth sustain two [2] billion new people?   Who will feed this many humans and the billions of animals and how?  The three Goldin brothers, Darren, Ryan and Jarrod, have always been close to nature from their earliest memories of water skiing along the beautiful river in our homeland of South Africa.  Their initial connection and eventual love of the environment stemmed from the example of their father, Alan, whose respect for the Earth was exemplary.  He and their mother, Loraine, integrated their passion for the Earth into mealtimes which became not only physically nutritious but also spiritually profound times of appreciation for the food they shared, the resources that brought it to their table, and for each other.  The brothers are grateful to them for setting us onto the path of global awareness and ways to impact others through our service to the Earth.  It is through this awareness, and passionate conversation among family members over their childhood that brought the genesis of Next Millennium Farms as a viable, and altruistic response to the global crises of adequate food, water, and natural resources which is imminently upon.

The Goldin Brothers began with their first company, “Reptile Feeders”, which has shown us that as reptiles and fish thrive and flourish eating insect proteins, so also can humans now and in the future. In fact thirty-three percent [33%] of the world or over two [2] billion people eat insects every day, as part of their diet, from Mexico to Asia and many countries in between.

Next Millennium Farms is the response to the need to participate in sustaining the Earth.  Their vision encompasses every strata of society.  Next Millennium Farms products are becoming the additional protein, iron, amino acids, and fats that farmers need for their livestock and a trusted source of protein for pets and pet food.  The company is developing methods and processes to feed nutritious and cost effective food to the poor, malnourished, and food insecure.  Such products will create ‘Geoentomarians’, consumers whose food choices respect and enhance the preservation of the environment.   NMF products are sparking the imagination of culinary foodies with limitless opportunities to expand their dining pleasures.

NMF is an intergenerational response to the environment and obligation to care for creation. The organization is taking on-going next step to meet the nutritional needs of current and future clients along with the general public.  Currently Next Millennium Farms operates three [3] farms in Southern Ontario, Canada.  The latest human dedicated insect farm produces approximately 12,000 pounds [5,443kg 108.00g] of crickets a month and the separate processing facility converts this into approximately 3,000 pounds [1,360kg 777.00g] of flour. At retail, we sell approximately 100-200 pounds [45kg 359.23g – 90kg 718.47g] a month of whole roasted insects, crickets and worms.  Jarrod reports that, “interest and demand keeps growing and we are currently expanding our farms.”

Nicole Kilburn is a Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Camosun College in Grand Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  “Nicole” is also a Food Anthropologist. She has an interest in the political and economic aspects of social interaction in complex societies and she specializes in the ancient cultures of the American Southwest and British Columbia.

After four years as a professional field archaeologist in cultural resource management, Nicole is now a lively, passionate, and inspirational professor  of Anthropology of Food” among other related courses at Camosun College.  She is also part of the Next Millennium Farms (NMF) Team.  Her professional duties include, but are not limited to offering cultural perspectives about the human consumption of insects.  She also advises on how to generate awareness about the many important reasons that insect protein must be incorporated into the Western diet.   Nicole works with Next Millennium Farms on its Advisory board and as a Business Development Consultant

Born at the Bell Mission in California, (Grandfather) Lee Standing Bear Moore is a Kituwah (Cherokee) storyteller and historian. Moore is a long-time resident of Manataka (Hot Springs) Arkansas who has studied and taught American Indian history and customs for more than 40 years.   “Standing Bear” has traveled across the North American continent collecting stories from the elders of many American Indian tribes.  “I sat quietly and listened to the wonderfully moving stories of nature and man’s struggle to survive. I learned of our customs and found faith and wisdom in these lessons,” said Standing Bear.

Moore received his Spirit name, Standing Bear, 46 years ago while serving in Vietnam. Five  fellow American Indians gave him the name after the Battle of Nui Ba Den. On May 13, 1968 the Special Forces camp and U.S. Army communications site of approximately 100 men was overrun by two regiments of North Vietnamese Regulars.  As the few survivors faced certain death, Moore stood high against the backdrop of the horizon and roared with fear and anger as he fired against the enemy command post breaking up the attack.  Standing Bear was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart for this action.  In other action, Moore was also awarded the Bronze Star, the Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze service stars, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with A Palm Leaf Cluster, and the Vietnam Civil Actions Honor medal and various other unit and individual citations and medals.

Moore is a graduate of LaSalle University with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Business Law.  In the early 1980’s, Standing Bear was the Executive Director of the Aware Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program and counseled with hundreds of veterans.  During the late 1980’s, Standing Bear served as advisor and special liaison to the United a Kituwah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.  A documentary film titled, “The Story of Manataka” features Standing Bear. He is currently producing a collection of American Indian stories on DVD.  Standing Bear is considered an expert on the use of various edible insects to augment, enhance, and replace the traditional heavy animal protein and fats of Native American diets.

Since 1997, Standing Bear has been a volunteer secretary, historian, storyteller, and spiritual elder for the Manataka American Indian Council.  The Council has members in every state and twelve foreign countries. The Manataka American Indian Council, an international, inter-tribal, cultural, educational, and spiritual nonprofit organization is based in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  MAIC is the largest American Indian organization in Arkansas and its website,www.manataka.org is one of the largest American Indian websites on the Internet today. MAIC sponsors a number of annual American Indian gatherings and events.

Standing Bear is an ordained Spiritual Elder and member of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy and the Arkansas Association of Chaplains.  He officiates Indian weddings, funerals, and other indigenous ceremonies.  He regularly counsels with members and guests.  Standing Bear and MAIC have been honored with “Letters of Recognition” and by the elders of many tribal nations.  He is regularly invited to conduct ceremonies in various parts of the country.  He has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and newsletters along with appearing on radio and television shows.  Standing Bear frequently presents programs to schools, civic groups, and churches.