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Local business EnviroFlight and its founder, Glen Courtright, shown above, have been featured recently in several national news stories.

Local business EnviroFlight and its founder, Glen Courtright, shown above, have been featured recently in several national news stories.

Yellow Springs business EnviroFlight on CNN soon

Villagers who are watching the CNN show “Erin Burnett OutFront” next week may catch a glimpse of the local business EnviroFlight and its founder, Glen Courtright. Courtright was trailed by a CNN cameraman from Atlanta on Monday of this week in the business headquarters at Millworks, where Courtright raises black soldier flies that are later turned into animal feed. The insect-based solution to feeding livestock has garnered national publicity in recent weeks, first on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and next week on CNN.

The Erin Burnett show airs at 7 and 11 p.m. weeknights. Courtright will be featured on a segment of the show focused on “innovators and disrupters.”

The national publicity around EnviroFlight began this spring, after a United Nations report on edible insects featured the four-year-old Yellow Springs company. The EnviroFlight story was then picked up by Bloomberg Business Week, and then local public radio station WYSO, before being featured on “All Things Considered.” A Brazilian news magazine has scheduled an interview this week, Courtright said.

For a more detailed story on EnviroFlight, see the Sept. 26 Yellow Springs News.

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