Watch the Zoom webinar recording of the virtual event, “Eat MO Carp,” with Mizzou researcher Mark Morgan recorded on March 3, 2021. The event includes the short documentary film, “Trash to Treasure,” and then a panel discussion about how invasive Asian carp could alleviate global hunger and malnutrition.
About This Research
It’s difficult to imagine that an environmental problem can also be a solution in disguise. Removal of Asian carp from Midwest waterways addresses two important, but seemingly unrelated issues – invasive species and malnutrition. Depending on who you talk to, these fish are either a bane or a blessing. Discover the connection between humans and nature in surprising ways.
- News feature from Show Me Mizzou: Asian carp could pulverize world hunger, MU researcher finds
- Recipes and research from Scientific American: Carpe Eat’um: Invasive Asian Carp Leap into Restaurants, Grocery Stores
- Catch the Vision (PDF)
- Perception of Asian carp as a possible food source among Missouri anglers from Human Dimensions of Wildlife (PDF)
Support This Research
Consider a donation to support Dr. Mark Morgan’s research project that uses an invasive species to address malnutrition.
Executive Director of the Brady and Anne Deaton Institute
University of Missouri
Brady Deaton serves as executive director of Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, an initiative that is focused on global food security, water safety and environmental sustainability to improve the quality of life for people around the globe.
Senior Director – Partner Relations
Convoy of Hope
Kevin Rose works for the Convoy of Hope-Global Program team. Convoy of Hope is an international relief and development organization working around the world in the areas of Children’s Health and Nutrition, Gender Equality and Food Security.
University of Missouri
Andrew Clarke is an associate professor in the Food Science Program at MU and his emphasis is studying the quality and safety of processed muscle foods from beef, pork, poultry and fish.
Assistant Professor of Fisheries Management and Ecology
Missouri State University
Phelps is an assistant professor of fisheries management and ecology at Missouri State University. His main research interests are in large river fishes with particular emphasis on invasive species (bigheaded carps, snakeheads).
Roy Sorce is President of Sorce Freshwater, a company in E. Peoria, Ilinois, that offers sustainable and healthy seafood products. Sorce is helping restore America’s waterways back to their native habitats, while harvesting a sustainable, nutrient rich resource to feed America.
Commercial Fisher, Restaurant Owner
Carter’s Fish Market
Clint Carter is a commercial fisher and restaurant owner in Springfield, Illinois. He has worked for years to get more people to eat Asian carp and build a market for it.