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Shaun Eislers: Fur, flies and the future of food

505 Crown St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Dove & Olive

Wednesday 28 April from 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Founder and CEO of Buggy Bix, Shaun Eislers will discuss how a casual Sunday morning conversation with his wife at a café turned into a mission to reimagine how we nourish our pets.

With one of the highest rates of pet ownership globally, there is little doubt that Australia is a pet loving nation. But has our love become problematic? As pet ownership continues to rise so too does the strain on our environment. Can we broaden our pet’s palates and look to alternative nutritional sources? It was these questions that sparked an idea that has taken Shaun on a journey into the world of pets and edible insects.


Shaun is the owner and founder of the pet food business Buggy Bix and board member of the Insect Protein Association of Australia (IPAA). After realising the important role edible insects will play in the future for not only human nutrition but also our pets, he embarked on a journey to develop one of Australia’s first insect based pet foods. With a background working in corporate innovation and as a start up founder, Shaun has navigated the highs and lows of being an early adopter in an emerging industry.

Also speaking at this location at 6:00 pm is Kylie Charlton.

About the Dove & Olive

Dove & Olive is one of Sydney’s best bars serving up great pub food in Surry Hills.

It was voted Australian Good Food Guides: Readers Choice 'Best Pub Food' 2019, The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Best Pub Grub’ City & East 2017, and Time Out’s Pub of the Year 2015.

Dove & Olive has more than 26 dedicated craft and Aussie beer taps with a regularly rotating selection.

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The Dove & Olive is a Covid-safe venue.

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