- Time magazine released its first annual list of 50 most genius companies
- It recognised the companies for providing solutions to critical challenges
- Two South African companies, Wonderbag and AgriProtein, were named in the list
Respected US magazine, Time, recently released its first annual list of 50 most genius companies — and two South African companies feature in it.
According to the magazine, the companies are being honoured for creating products or services that solve critical challenges around the world.
Jason Drew, a South African author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, founded AgriProtein, the first South African company in the list.
AgriProtein turns food waste from restaurants and supermarkets into protein-rich animal feed through "fly farms."
Its flagship fly farm in Cape Town uses the larvae of flies to turn the waste into animal feed, especially for fish and chicken.
The farm turns 276 tons of organic waste into 26 tons of pure insect protein a day, Time reports. It then sells the protein to fish and poultry farms.
The second South African company in the list is Wonderbag, which was founded by KwaZulu-Natal's Susan Collins.
As Briefly.co.za reported earlier, Wonderbag is a cooking bag that enables people to keep food and drinks heated or cooled for up to 12 hours without using electricity.
It is friendly to the environment and has been used by the Red Cross in refugee camps in Rwanda and Uganda. 1.5million Wonderbags have been produced so far.
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